Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Maintained by the Australian National Botanic Gardens as part of its larger IBIS database, in collaboration with the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research and the Australian Biological Resources Study.
About the Australian Plant Census
APC is a database of the accepted scientific names for the Australian vascular flora, ferns, gymnosperms, hornworts and liverworts, both native and introduced, and lists synonyms and misapplications for these names. The APC will cover all published scientific plant names used in an Australian context in the taxonomic literature, but excludes taxa (including cultivars) known only from cultivation in Australia. The taxonomy and nomenclature adopted for the APC are endorsed by the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH).
For further information about names listed in APC, including bibliographic information, secondary references and typification, consult the Australian Plant Name Index (APNI). Alternatively, clicking on hyperlinked names in APC search results will link to the APNI data for any given name.
Information available through APC includes:
APC is coordinated through a network of contributors, and is maintained by the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research with staff, resources and financial support from the Australian National Herbarium, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Australian Biological Resources Study, CHAH and State and Territory herbaria. These organisations collaborate to further the updating and delivery of APC.
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