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Scientific Plant Names Dictionary

A Microsoft Word-compatible dictionary of the taxonomic names of Western Australian plants, fungi, algae and protists compiled by Margaret Langley, a botanist with our ecosystem science group.

  • Download the Scientific Plant Names Dictionary, below.
  • See the “Add a third-party custom dictionary” or “Add an existing custom dictionary” item on this Microsoft Word support article to help you install the dictionary if you run into trouble.
  • For other word processors, consult the relevant documentation for how to install and use Microsoft Word custom dictionaries.
  • This version of the dictionary is encoded in UTF-16 for easiest use with the latest versions of Word. You may need to convert the file to UTF-8 to make it work on old versions of Word or other word processors.
Download the dictionary

The Australasian Virtual Herbarium


The Australasian Virtual Herbarium provides access to the eight million records of collecting data from Australian and New Zealand herbaria in one place.

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Bruce Maslin’s Acacia-focussed site, detailing the nomenclature of both Acacia sens. lat. and Acacia sens. strict.

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Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Library

The Department’s biodiversity-focussed library.

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