[Taxacom] APG III genus list

Tony.Rees at csiro.au Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Fri Sep 2 17:03:07 CDT 2011

Dear Torbjörn,

You might also want to consider Mabberley's plant-book (latest edition is 2008/9, see http://books.google.com/books?id=9RyKKHtwXUYC) even though it is print-only: it lists "all" accepted generic names and many synonyms, in (I think) APGIII classification. I'd be interested if others can advise whether this would be more or less complete thn the GRIN listing.

As you have discovered no doubt, the information you are seeking would be invaluable if included in the recent "The Plant List", however it has not been, at least in the current (initial) version of the latter.


Tony Rees, Tasmania

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Tom Wendt [twendt at mail.utexas.edu]
Sent: Saturday, 3 September 2011 5:26 AM
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] APG III genus list

Check out the GRIN Taxonomy web site at
Very useful; downloadable; follows APG3.

Tom Wendt

>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today ordered after various more or less outdated classifications).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
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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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