I UNDERSTAND that it is not generally known that the Sixth Supplement of the “ Index Kewensis” was published last year by the Clarendon Press. This includes. Index Kewensis: Kew Gardens: The Index Kewensis, which is edited at Kew, maintains a record of all described higher plant species of the world from the time of. The shortcomings of the original Index Kewensis.. The demands of modern taxonomy.. The possibilities of mechanization and computerization.

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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. The supplements were issued every five years, each one adding around names to the index, eventually forming a compilation of over 1, entries.

Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The sixteenth supplement began to include bibliographic details at the rank of family and below, the later annual supplements included ferns and their allies.


Index Kewensis

Email alerts New issue alert. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It bears witness to the munificence of Darwin, and the ungrudging personal care of Hooker. A hard copy was reprinted inproviding access indsx the original publication details of plant names; these were also made available in microfiche format as the Cumulated Index Kewensis.

Australian Plant Name Index”. Chapman 14 December This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. A digitalized version of the index was issued on a Indsx Disc. Directors of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 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.

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The scope of the project was also changed in early editions, the editor noting that to include a full synonymy was too ambitious. Charles Darwin provided the funding for kewendis indexing project. Related articles in Google Scholar. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.


Sign In or Create an Account. However, the editor admitted that not all earlier sources were included; this sometimes led to subsequent errors in botanical nomenclature.

It stands as a monument to an intimate friendship. In providing citations of plant names, the starting point was taken from onward; the year of publication for the Systema Naturae of Linnaeus.

Microfiche version of cut-up set in Kew Library. The first index contained the scientific names ofspecies, regular supplements were then issued on newly published names.

To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Sign In Forgot password? The integrity of the document was liable to criticism as only representing the ‘Kew view’ on nomenclatural validity, the objective task of indexing gave the work itself greater international acceptance.

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