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Plant Names

Scientific names for all Australian plants – APNI and APC

The Australian National Herbarium, maintains comprehensive databases for plant names in Australia.

The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) provides detailed information on scientific names but DOES NOT recommend any particular taxonomy or nomenclature.

The Australian Plant Census (APC) is a work in progress, providing a nationally agreed list of current scientific names endorsed by the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH). Not all plant groups have yet been treated for the APC.

Genera & Families – the plant families used in APC are listed alphabetically by 'old family' (as used by Brummitt) and by genus, with recent changed concepts being highlighted in yellow, presented as a long table.

Scientific names for selected plant groups

Australian Common Names

Australian Cultivar Names

  • List of registered cultivars of Australian native plants.
  • Search for cultivar names in the Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)
  • The Australian Cultivar Registration Authority (ACRA)

Australian Plant Breeders Rights

Cultivars - International

Worldwide Plant Names