Plant Diversity ›› 2010, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (05): 401-.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2010.10101

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The Researching and Discussion on the Construction of the Database of Chinese Plant Names Index (CPNI)

 ZHANG  Yu-1、2, WANG  Yu-Hua-1   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
    Kunming 650204, China; 2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2010-05-10 Online:2010-10-25 Published:2010-07-20


The Chinese Plants reference database (CPRD) is a part of the Scientific Database. The Chinese Plant Names Index (CPNI) is one of the important parts of CPRD, because it is the names index of CPRD and the bridge to other plant databases. Based on the Chinese version and English version of “Flora of China”, the CPNI was constructed with other little reference data. Then, the advantages and disadvantages of the databases of plant names which have been published in the world, the data resources and the construction strategies of the Chinese plant names was discussed. The CPNI is a reference database of the Chinese Plant Names which can be used on studies on plant sciences especially when the names of the plants which are studied on must be ensured.

Key words: CPNI, Plant name, Scientific database, Data standard

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