I UNDERSTAND that it is not generally known that the Sixth Supplement of the “ Index Kewensis” was published last year by the Clarendon Press. This includes. Index Kewensis: Kew Gardens: The Index Kewensis, which is edited at Kew, maintains a record of all described higher plant species of the world from the time of. The shortcomings of the original Index Kewensis.. The demands of modern taxonomy.. The possibilities of mechanization and computerization.

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A description of Hooker’s systematic works by F O Bower notes the “scheme originated in the difficulty he had found in the accurate naming of plants”, and anticipates the importance of this work, [4]. A digital version was incorporporated with other indexes as the International Plant Names Index IPNIand may fulfill the original intention – a complete index of plant names.

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The integrity of the document was liable to criticism as only representing the ‘Kew view’ on nomenclatural validity, the objective task of indexing gave the work itself greater international acceptance. Latest Most Read Most Cited Does the shape of forelimb long bones co-vary with grasping behaviour in strepsirrhine primates? Sign In Forgot password? Charles Darwin provided the funding for the indexing project. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Lewensis.

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A hard copy was reprinted inproviding access to the original publication details of plant names; these were also made available in microfiche format as the Cumulated Index Kewensis.

Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. It stands as a monument to an intimate friendship.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You could not be signed in. The publications of De CandollePfeifferand Bentham provided models for the acceptance of names.

Australian National Botanic Gardens. Microfiche version of cut-up set in Kew Library. The sixteenth supplement began to include bibliographic details at the rank of family and below, the later annual supplements included ferns and their allies.

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This database is anticipated to complete the task of creating a complete list of plant names, although it does not determine which are accepted species names.

You do not currently have access to this article. In providing citations of plant names, the starting point was taken from onward; the year of publication for the Systema Naturae of Linnaeus. However, the editor admitted that not all earlier sources were included; this sometimes led to subsequent errors in botanical nomenclature.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Sign In or Create an Account. Don’t have an account? Email alerts New issue alert. International Plant Names Index. The publication titled Kew Index was issued from until The work originally indicated acceptance of a name, acting as a nomenclator rather than an index, but by it avoided making taxonomic judgement in its citations. This page was last edited on 3 Aprilat A note on the country of origin was also included.


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. In Francis Wall Oliver. A digitalized version of the index was issued on a Compact Disc. Previous attempts at a comprehensive index had relied on secondary sources, this was the first attempt to provide the original publication details of the names. Evidence for a complex evolutionary history of mound building in the Australian nasute termites Nasutitermitinae.

The Index Kewensis IKmaintained by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kewis a publication that aims to register all botanical names for seed plants at the rank of species and genera. It bears witness to the munificence of Darwin, and the ungrudging personal care of Hooker.

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The supplements were issued every five years, each one adding around names to the index, eventually forming a kewensix of over 1, entries. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Original 2 volumes plus supplements It smooths the way for every systematist who comes after.