Full name: World Umbellifer Database
Short name: Umbellifers
Version: Nov 2011
Release date: 2011-11-21
Authors/editors: Watson M.
Taxonomic coverage: Plantae - Tracheophyta - Magnoliopsida - Apiales - Apiaceae
English name of the group: Imbellifers, carrot or parsley family
Number of species: 9,330
Number of infraspecific taxa: 623
Number of synonyms: 4,898
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 14,851
Abstract: The World Umbellifer Database has been developed at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as a taxonomic tool for systematic studies in the Umbelliferae (Apiaceae). It was created in 1992 from an electronic output from Index Kewensis, then held on an internal network at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and other sources of TDWG standards. This resulted in a semi-clean dataset of some 15,000 taxon names incorporating a concensus calssification for genera, but with all names below this rank flagged as provisional. Since then the data have been much enhanced and supplemented with information generated in the production of the Umbelliferae accounts for the Flora of Bhutan, and the Flora of China. The World Umbellifer Database is held in the PANDORA database system.
Organization: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK
Website: http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/URC