[Taxacom] APG III genus list

Perkins,Kent D kperkins at flmnh.ufl.edu
Fri Sep 2 14:15:54 CDT 2011

Yes, it would be very helpful if such a list were available for download.

We've been building one at the University of Florida Herbarium over the years.  It includes 13,829 genera tagged for Engler and modern ("APGIII") circumscriptions, at present (well, some of those are lichens and bryophytes).   It looks to me like Tropicos and ThePlantList.org may have those tables completely built out.  I'm not sure if they are APGII or APGIII based.


Kent D. Perkins, Manager of the Collection
University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)
Florida Museum of Natural History
379 Dickinson Hall
PO Box 110575
Gainesville, FL  32611-0575
Ph. 352-273-1990

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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Torbjörn Tyler
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 2:43 PM
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Subject: [Taxacom] APG III genus list

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to also use this opportunity to completely resort our collections (which are today ordered after various more or less outdated classifications).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...


> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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
> Ö. Vallgatan 18
> SE-223 61 Lund
> tel. +(0)46-222 89 65
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> torbjorn.tyler at botmus.lu.se<mailto:torbjorn.tyler at botmus.lu.se>
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> +(0)413-23123.
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