Database of Dipterocarpaceae

Mon Feb 9 11:34:18 CST 1998

Dear Taxacomers,
    For those interested in the Dipterocarpaceae, I have just added a
taxonomic data base to the home page of the Royal Botanic Garden
Edinburgh. An updated release, incorporating comments from users
where possible, is planned for April 1998.
    Almost all taxon names from Index Kewensis are covered. Records
of accepted names include information on higher taxonomic position,
place of publication, synonymies (some with full references),
basionym where there is one and type specimens. Data standards adopted
by the International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases for Plant
Sciences have been followed. For example, names of publications are
abreviated. For those people who can't get to a good library, full
names of publications can be seen at the click of a mouse.
   There are specimen records of all material held at E, plus a
selection of the material held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and
Rijksherbarium, Leiden. These records indicate most recent
determination, collector, collection number, herbarium of origin,
date, and collection locality.
    You can search for information about taxa or specimens. The data
are indexed by collector name, collection number and taxon name.
    This data base can be found at:

    From the home page you can reach the data base directly by
clicking on Searchable Data or indirectly by clicking on Research-
Tropical botany-Dipterocaraceae.
    I'll be glad to receive any comments for the second release.

Best wishes, Mark Newman

Dr. Mark Newman
ABW Associates Ltd.
Royal Botanic Garden
20A Inverleith Row
Edinburgh EH3 5LR
Scotland, UK

Tel.    +44-131-552-7171 ext. 273
Fax.    +44-131-552-0382
e-mail  m.newman at

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