Index of Botanical Publications
For the purpose of verifying publication names in the Specimen Database and the Gray Index, the Herbaria maintain an index of botanical and cryptogamic publications. It is a unique compendium of bibliographic references for books, journals, and exsiccatae, dependent primarily on the standard print sources for botanical literature.
To search for a publication, enter search keys for author, place of publication, publisher, and/or title. Or as a separate search, enter a publication number and select a source, such as TL2, from the list. Only alphanumeric characters and spaces are used in the search. Title, publication, and place of publication searches are for exact matches. Use % for a wild card. For example, to search for Manual of Botany use a title key such as "manual of bot%", likewise, use place of publication = "%Berlin%" to find places that contain Berlin anywhere in the placename. If no matches are found, your search will be repeated with wildcards added to the begining and end of each of your search terms.
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The principal sources of bibliographic data aside from the publications themselves are:
- Botanico Periodicum Huntianum (BPH) Lawrence, et al., 1968.
- Botanico Periodicum Huntianum/Supplementum (BPH/S) Bridson and Smith, 1991.
- Taxonomic Literature, 2nd ed. (TL2) Stafleu and Cowan, 1976-1988.
- Taxonomic Literature, 2nd ed., Supplement (TL2/S) Stafleu and Mennega, 1992-
- The Bibliography of Chinese Systematic Botany, 1949-1990 Chen et al., 1993.
The abbreviations follow those in BPH, BPH/S, TL2 and TL2/S, and use the BPH/S guidelines for abbreviating titles not in those works. We have tried to be consistent also in abbreviating words within titles, and this has meant modifying some abbreviations given in TL2 and TL2/S to agree with BPH.
Some of the abbreviations provided in TL2 and TL2/S are not unique. We have tried to make them unique by adding the name of the author or editor in parentheses following the TL2 abbreviation. For example, Prodr. is the abbreviated title for more than ten different works by different authors. In our database system we have appended Prodr. to indicate precisely which Prodr. by using the form Prodr. (DC), Prodr. (Swartz), etc.