Caryophyllales Nepenthaceae

After the publication of the generic level "taxonomic backbone" for the Caryophyllales (Hernández-Ledesma & al., 2015) we are now proceeding to input species-level data (and update the generic backbone, where necessary). The family Nepenthaceae was chosen as a demonstrator because of the good coverage of the family in the literature and the availability of the semi-monographic Flora Malesiana treatment (Cheek and Jebb 2001) in structured electronic form. Starting from that treatment, all names found in the International Plant Name Index (IPNI) and The Plant List (TPL, data as provided by the World Flora Online initiative) were incorporated, as well as names from recent publications. All but 2 protologues were checked and - where available and publicly accessible in electronic form - linked to the records and made accessible in this portal. Laudably, some of the authors or editors of print-only books and journals have made the descriptions of new taxa publicly available on-line.

The process of creating this database as well as editorial procedures etc. are described in the following article: Berendsohn W. G., Borsch T., Güntsch A., Kohlbecker A., Korotkova N., Luther K., Müller A., Plitzner P. & Mering S. von 2018. Using the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy to prepare and publish a treatment for the Caryophyllales Network: an online synthesis of the Nepenthaceae. – Willdenowia 48: 335 – 344. doi:

The unique identifiers provided by IPNI and WFO were added to the records, so that exchange of data with these iniatives will be possible.

Suprageneric classification such as tribal arrangements will be added in accordance with recent phylogenetic evidence. As in the case of the publication of the generic backbone, we will consider only published treatments in the publicly accessible part of the database.