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About IPNI

The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names. The data are freely available and are gradually being standardized and checked. IPNI will be a dynamic resource, depending on direct contributions by all members of the botanical community.

IPNI is the product of a collaboration between The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium

News: IPNI in the Chronicle

"Three groups of botanists are collaborating to compile a free database that would be an authoritative record, on the Internet, of plant names. The effort is one of several in which scientists hope to use information technology to cut through the confusion that surrounds plant and animal taxonomy."

Read the article in the Chronicle of Higher Education

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