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Index Kewensis: Supplement XXI

Charles Darwin provided the funding for the indexing project. It bears witness to the munificence of Darwin, and the ungrudging personal care of Hooker.

The scope of the project was also changed in early editions, the editor noting that to include a indexx synonymy was too ambitious. Sign In or Create an Account. The supplements were issued every five years, each one adding around names to the index, eventually forming a compilation of over 1, entries.

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Citing articles via Google Scholar. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To kewenzis short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Botanical nomenclature Botany books. Chapman 14 December It stands as a monument to an intimate friendship. 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.


Latest Most Read Most Cited Does the shape of forelimb long bones co-vary with grasping behaviour in strepsirrhine primates? To purchase short term access, kewdnsis sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. If you originally registered with a username please inndex that to sign in. Kswensis sixteenth supplement began to include bibliographic details at the rank of family and below, the later annual supplements included ferns and their allies.

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. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. 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. It smooths the way for every systematist who comes after.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved from ” https: 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].

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. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Evidence for a complex evolutionary history of mound building in the Australian nasute termites Nasutitermitinae.


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The publication titled Kew Index was issued from until Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Views Read Edit View history. In providing citations of plant names, the starting point was taken from onward; the year of publication for the Systema Naturae of Linnaeus.

Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. 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. Sign ,ewensis via your Institution Sign in. Makers of British Botany. Most users should sign in with their email address.

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.

This page was last edited on 3 Aprilat Email alerts New issue alert. However, the editor admitted that not all earlier sources were included; this sometimes led to subsequent errors in botanical nomenclature.

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