The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

⚠ Version 1 of The Plant List has been superseded.

You should refer instead to the current version of The Plant List.


No plant names match your search for x Triticosecale; we will try X instead.

No plant name records match your search criteria X either.

Please note that The Plant List contains only scientific plant names in Latin and does not contain common (vernacular) names in other languages.

Help with searching scientific names

? will match a single character. * will match any number of characters. Use at least three letters in the genus name if you include a ? or *.

Examples of searches that will work
  • Use Vicia faba to locate this name (and any infraspecific names associated with it).
  • Use Schusterella to locate all names in this genus.
  • Use Quercus a* to locate all names in the genus Quercus that have a species name beginning with the letter "a".
  • Use Psilo* to locate all names in any genera which begin with the letters "Psilo".
  • Use Orchis a????? to locate all names in the genus Orchis which have a species name of exactly six letters, the first of which is the letter "a".
  • Use M?cro* to locate all names in any genera whose names begin with "Micro" or "Macro".
Examples of searches that will not work
  • La* is not a valid search string, since at least three letters are required when a ? or * in the genus.
  • Neither *ubus nor ?ubus are valid search strings since each begins with a wildcard.
  • Using Vicia sativa sativa will return all names that would be found using Vicia sativa rather than just those trinomials matching the full string.