Full name: WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Short name: WCSP
Version: Dec 2010
Release date: 2010-12-03
Authors/editors: Govaerts R. (ed). For a full list of reviewers see: http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/compilersReviewers.do
Taxonomic coverage: Plantae - Ginkgophyta, Gnetophyta, Magnoliophyta - Liliopsida - Acoraceae, Alismataceae, Alstroemeriaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Anarthriaceae, Aponogetonaceae, Araceae, Arecaceae, Asparagaceae, Asteliaceae, Blandfordiaceae, Boryaceae, Bromeliaceae, Burmanniaceae, Butomaceae, Campynemataceae, Cannaceae, Centrolepidaceae, Colchicaceae, Commelinaceae, Corsiaceae, Costaceae, Cyclanthaceae, Cymodoceaceae, Cyperaceae, Dasypogonaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Doryanthaceae, Ecdeiocoleaceae, Eriocaulaceae, Flagellariaceae, Haemodoraceae, Hanguanaceae, Heliconiaceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Hypoxidaceae, Iridaceae, Ixioliriaceae, Joinvilleaceae, Juncaginaceae, Lanariaceae, Liliaceae, Lowiaceae, Marantaceae, Mayacaceae, Melanthiaceae, Musaceae, Nartheciaceae, Orchidaceae, Pandanaceae, Petermanniaceae, Petrosaviaceae, Philesiaceae, Philydraceae, Poaceae NEW! , Pontederiaceae, Posidoniaceae, Rapateaceae, Restionaceae, Rhipogonaceae, Ruppiaceae, Scheuchzeriaceae, Smilacaceae, Stemonaceae, Strelitziaceae, Tecophilaeaceae, Thurniaceae, Tofieldiaceae, Triuridaceae, Typhaceae, Velloziaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae, Xeronemataceae, Xyridaceae, Zingiberaceae, Zosteraceae
Magnoliopsida - Araliaceae, Betulaceae, Campanulaceae, Caryocaraceae NEW! , Centroplacaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fagaceae, Garryaceae, Hydatellaceae, Magnoliaceae, Myrtaceae (except Eucaliptus), Nothofagaceae, Pandaceae, Phyllanthaceae, Picrodendraceae, Putranjivaceae, Rubiaceae, Sapotaceae, Ticodendraceae
English name of the group: 99 families of seed plants
Number of species: 106,005
Number of infraspecific taxa: 10,715
Number of synonyms: 233,723
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 350,443
Abstract: These global plant family checklists are compiled at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Each family checklist aims to provide the correct scientific name and includes all known published and accepted species and infraspecific taxa with their synonyms. They include the global distribution both in a narrative form and as the Botanical country codes as defined by the Taxonomic Databases Working Group. Pertinent nomenclatural and other comments as well as life-forms are included. Poaceae data is derived from Grassbase - the online world grassflora, W.D. Clayton, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson (www.kew.org/data/grasses-db.html).
Organization: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK
Website: http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/home.do