[Taxacom] APG III genus list

Torbjörn Tyler torbjorn.tyler at botmus.lu.se
Fri Sep 2 13:42:54 CDT 2011

Dear colleagues,

In about twelve months, herbarium LD (Lund, Sweden) will move all its  
c. 3 million specimens to new facilities. We have now decided to also  
use this opportunity to completely resort our collections (which are  
today ordered after various more or less outdated classifications). As  
far as possible, the new organisation of the vascular plants will be  
families in alphabetical order and genera in alphabetical order within  
the families. As far as families are concerned, the APG III system is  
the natural choice. However, to be able to implement APG III  
consistently, we would need a list of all "accepted" genera, if  
possible with some frequently used synonyms as well, included in each  
of the families recognised by APG III. At present, we have compiled  
such lists for some families from various sources, but we do not have  
that kind of complete list that we would need to resort all of our  
vast international collections. Could somebody advice me from where I  
may obtain such a complete list of genera (preferably in the form of  
an excel spreadsheet with names of genera in one column and the family  
to which they belong in another)? Of course, we would prefer an  
"authorative" list agreed upon by multiple systematist and/or allready  
implemented in some major herbarium...


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> Torbjörn Tyler, Ph.D,
> – Curator at herbarium LD.
> – Editor in Chief of Nordic Journal of Botany.
> – Deputy secretary of Lund Botanical Society, with special
> responsibility for Projekt Skånes Mossor.
> – Responsible for the project The Hieracia of Sweden.
> Botanical Museum
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