Australian Native Plants Dictionaries




Dictionaries and other Tools to support
Australian Native Plants studies.


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Native Plants Dictionary
UniCode Native Plants Dictionary
Genus to Family Cross Reference
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APSdict 2016/06/09 is free here! This is a set of three dictionaries:
  1. A general botany/gardening dictionary with about 2600 entries
  2. An extract of plant names from the APNI List with about 55,000 entries
  3. A Latin species derivation dictionary with about 4500 entries
The dictionaries may be accessed either via the Help menu in APSquery, or independently via the All Programs APS Menu.
This is a new capability and is subject to rapid revision.

Just click on this link: APSdictSetup.zip (830KB) to commence download.


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Do you need some Word Processing dictionaries?

If you are looking for a dictionary of about 23,600 botanical names targetting Australian Native Plants, look no further.

This dictionary is actually divided into several files, dependent on version, designed to work in most common word processors, including:
Microsoft Word for Windows (Word95, Word97, Word2000, Word2003, Word2007, Word2010)
Microsoft Word for the MacIntosh
Microsoft Works for Windows (to V3.0)
Word Perfect 8 for Windows
Lotus WordPro
Adobe Pagemaker V6.5

Can you correctly spell Passiflora cinnabarina?

If you can't, then don't get disheartened, because help is at hand. Remembering the botanical names of thousands of plants is very difficult. Getting the spelling correct is almost impossible.

A chance comment some years ago in an on-line Native Gardening magazine prompted me to further develop an idea I had. Why not have a dictionary of native botanical names that works with Microsoft Word or other word processors? It would be a great help for She, the gardener, so it started with about 5000 words.

A few months later, I had available a dictionary containing about 17,000 words specifically relating to botanical names of Australian native flora. It was incrementally developed since then, eventually containing about 23,600 genera and species names.

After a hiatus of about 3 years, I've released a completely regenerated Edition 14. It is now up to Edition 16 with separate ANSI and Unicode formats to suit a wider range of Word Processors.

Many of the obscure entries have been eliminated, leaving a new dictionary with a total of about 21,000 families, genera and species.

As a result, it should have far fewer questionable entries.


The full ANSI format dictionary thus actually consists of eight files:

Dictionary
(Filename)
Last
Update
Entries
Size
Description of Dictionary Contents.
AuGenus.Dic
13/December/2011
5610
63KB
Dictionary of Australian Native flora genera.
AuSpecies.Dic
30/June/2009
14974
175KB
Dictionary of Australian Native flora species.
This is a single, complete list almost 180KB in size
which may not work with some word processors.
AuSpecies1.Dic
30/June/2009
5358
63KB
Dictionary containing species "a*" to "f*".
Suitable for word processors with 64KB dictionary file limit!
AuSpecies2.Dic
30/June/2009
4364
51KB
Dictionary containing species "g*" to "o*".
Suitable for word processors with 64KB dictionary file limit!
AuSpecies3.Dic
30/June/2009
5252
62KB
Dictionary containing species "p*" to "z*".
Suitable for word processors with 64KB dictionary file limit!
AuFamilies.Dic
13/December/2011
516
8KB
Dictionary containing Australian Native flora families.
Families2.Dic
7/May/2003
275
5KB
Dictionary containing non-Australian flora family names.


Edition 16.0 (13/December/2011) is free here for you to download, just click on this link: AuNatives.zip (132KB) to commence download.
* E16.0 contains minor revisions, mainly due to processing changes for names not current.
* The zipped file includes a brief description (Install.txt) of the dictionaries and how to install them.

Edition 16.0 UniCode Version (13/December/2011)

For those requiring UniCode versions (e.g. Office2007 or Office2010) the following files are available.
Since these modern word processors do not have the 64KB limit, only 3 files are required.

Dictionary
(Filename)
Last
Update
Entries
Size
Description of Dictionary Contents.
AuGenusUC.Dic
13/December/2011
5610
126KB
UniCode Dictionary of Australian Native flora genera.
AuSpeciesUC.Dic
13/April/2010
14980
349KB
UniCode Dictionary of Australian Native flora species.
AuFamiliesUC.Dic
13/December/2011
516
15KB
UniCode Dictionary containing Australian Native flora families.

Click on this link: AuNativesUC.zip (93KB) to commence download.
Follow your Word Processor help file for adding custom dictionaries.


Acknowledgement: The botanical genera, species and family names have been primarily derived from databases accessible via the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) website, and where conflicting spellings exist, the ANBG spelling is used. If you notice any omissions or errors, please email me and I will see what I can do.

If you wish to remain with the old version, (Edition 13.0; 07/FEBRUARY/2006) click on this link: Natives.zip (108KB) to commence download.

And just what is Passiflora cinnabarina?
Its common name is Red Passionflower. It is a vigorous climber with an unusual flower about 8cm across, ideally suited for trellis and open fences.

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Passiflora cinnabarina


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Genus/Family Cross Reference Table

Now Available - a cross reference table showing the genus/family association for over 5200 Australian Native Plant genera. This table was developed to improve the performance of my free Australian Native Plants Selector, but can also be used independently if you only want a table of association.

It is an alphabetically arranged list of genera with TAB-delimited associated family. It can be easily edited or processed to suit your own requirements, such as finding a list of all genera in each family or extracting and compacting all families. If printed as a genus/family lookup table it will produce a document of approximately 80 pages (12pt Courier New).

Edition 8.0 (03/April/2016) is free here for you to download, just click on this link: GenusFam.zip (34KB) to commence download.

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