[Taxacom] APG III genus list

Peter Stevens peter.stevens at mobot.org
Fri Sep 2 14:13:51 CDT 2011

Brilliant.  Such a list needs to be done - but can it be linked to  
IPNI (for metadata for names)? You can go to ING and Willis to  
increase the coverage of synonymy; I sat down doing this, and it went  
very quickly. I think that  ING (for fl pl., etc.) could ultimately  
be folded into IPNI - at least, it seems to me that you don't need  
independent lists, with people laboriously making the same changes in  
different places..  Also, what you could do is to produce a rough  
list and then have "editors" for families/orders. New names can be  
added from IPNI or wherever, immediately appear in the list, and  
ultimately be evaluated by editors/the community. You can then search  
on the list for all accepted names for genera, all names for a  
particular genus, etc., etc., and people can download whatever they  
want for whatever they want to do.   Of course this will have to  
become a community effort,  if it is to be kept current -.and that is  
the challenge. The other challenge is to have the minimum amount of  
indendent entering of the same data.

On Sep 2, 2011, at 1:42 PM, Torbjörn Tyler wrote:

> 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 today ordered after various more or less outdated classifications).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...
> Yours,
> Torbjörn
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 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.
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