TNC - GRIN
The main purpose of this Taxonomic Nomenclature Checker is to allow quick and convenient checking of large numbers of scientific names against other standardized databases.
Here you can check your list of scientific plant names against weekly downloaded data from the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN
) of the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. GRIN taxonomy currently contains over 26,000 generic and 91,000 specific or infraspecific records of vascular plants from throughout the world, with a focus on plants important to agriculture or other commerce. A discussion of content, data standards, and taxonomic philosophy for GRIN TAXONOMY
can be accessed at the preceding link. While GRIN includes virtually all currently accepted generic names (over 14,000), please note that the representation of species is incomplete, especially for non-agricultural plants and their relatives, so some of your names may have to be checked elsewhere.
For the most efficient use of this resource, please refer to the user guide
for step-by-step procedures with examples.
Also note that because the checking of your data against GRIN is name-based, not taxon- or concept-based, no conceptual difference between the application of a name in your data and in GRIN is assumed in the result.
Go to the TNC - Mansfeld home page
to check your list against the Mansfeld database
Following is a list of links to other taxonomic databases for additional checking of individual names:
TROPICOS Missouri Botanical Garden (nomenclature and taxonomic usage).
International Plant Names Index (bibliographic details of names).
Global Plant Checklist (currently provisional).
Please send your comments on this Checker to: I. Thormann
How to cite the TNC-GRIN:
Address comments on GRIN nomenclature to: Dr. J. H. Wiersema
Taxonomic Nomenclature Checker - GRIN [online] last update.
Available from: http://pgrdoc.bioversity.cgiar.org/taxcheck/grin/index.html
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