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IPNI in the Chronicle of Higher Education

"Three groups of botanists are collaborating to compile a free database that would be an authoritative record, on the Internet, of plant names. The effort is one of several in which scientists hope to use information technology to cut through the confusion that surrounds plant and animal taxonomy."

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IPNI in the Environmental News Service

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS AT KEW LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL PLANT NAMES INDEX

"KEW, Surrey, United Kingdom, June 27, 2000 (ENS) - Having trouble deciphering Dipterocarpaceae? Muddling through Marcgraviaceae? Researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, have launched a web site that might help. The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) comprises a list of more than 1.3 million scientific names for seed plants. It is the product of collaboration between Kew scientists and their counterparts at Harvard University Herbaria in the US and the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research in Canberra, Australia."

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