Australian National Herbarium
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Australian Biological Resources Study
The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)
is the source of Whats Its Name?
and provides nomenclatural information on plant names used in Australia.
NOTE: WIN is being superceded by the Australian Plant Census (APC)
We suggest you check APC as the more reliable source of information
As families are treated for APC, some WIN data is no longer updated.
BUT - not all plant families have been treated for APC, about 80% have so far.
you can check which families are treated for APC here
How to use the Whats Its Name? database
Banksia aquilonia (A.S.George) A.S.George
Status = new in 1996; current name for Banksia integrifolia var. aquilonia A.S.George, Banksia integrifolia subsp. aquilonia (A.S.George) K.R.Thiele
Comment (from Australian National Herbarium) = This recent upgrade from subspecific status has generally been accepted in most Eastern State Herbaria
Information Source (full reference given at end of web page) = Source: George, A.S. (1999)
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