Standardized codes for identifying plant species — Research Context

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Researchers on various projects record identities of plant species as short semi-descriptive sequences of letters, which are interpreted for end-users by means of an authoritative list.

This datatable is part of the Annual Net Primary Production on the Main Cropping System Experiment dataset. Aboveground annual net primary production (ANPP) has been measured on the LTER main site since 1990 and on the successional and forested sites since 1993. ANPP is measured at peak biomass for a given treatment. In some systems with multiple harvests or complex communities that have peaks occurring at different times of the year, measurements are taken at multiple times per year. Additional ANPP measurements are made where appropriate using leaf litter traps, estimates of diameter from tree basal diameter and for the poplar treatment occasional destructive harvests. See the ANPP protocol for descriptions of the sampling and measurement methods for each of the treatments.


Experiment: Research Context
Dataset: KBS019
Datatable ID: KBS019-000.107
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Last Updated 2017-08-21
Variate Description Units
Code Species code used at KBS
Family Family
Genus Genus
Specific Epithet Specific epithet
Common Name common name
Other Alternate name
Species Complete species name and attribution
species with authority genus, species plus authority
Origin Where the species comes from or native (incomplete)

Data Excerpt

code family genus specific_epithet common_name other species species_with_authority origin
ABUTH Malvaceae Abutilon theophrasti velvetleaf Abutilon theophrasti Abutilon theophrasti Medikus introduced
ACENEG Aceraceae Acer negundo box elder Acer negundo Acer negundo L.
ACEPLA Sapindaceae Acer platanoides maple, norway Acer platanoides Acer platanoides L.
ACERUB Aceraceae Acer rubrum maple, red Acer rubrum Acer rubrum L.
ACESAC Aceraceae Acer saccharum maple, sugar Acer saccharum Acer saccharum Marsh.
ACESAR Aceraceae Acer saccharinum maple, silver Acer saccharinum Acer saccharinum L.
ACESPP Aceraceae Acer spp. maple Acer spp. Acer spp.
ACHMI Asteraceae Achillea millefolium yarrow, common Achillea millefolium Achillea millefolium L. native
AGOGI Caryophyllaceae Agrostemma githago cockle, corn Agrostemma githago Agrostemma githago L.
AGRRE Poaceae Elymus repens quackgrass Elymus repens Elymus repens (L.) Gould introduced
AGSGI Poaceae Agrostis gigantea redtop Agrostis gigantea Agrostis gigantea Roth
AGSHI Poaceae Agrostis hyemalis bentgrass, winter Agrostis hyemalis Agrostis hyemalis (Walt.) B.S.P.
AGSSC Poaceae Agrostis scabra bentgrass, rough Agrostis scabra Agrostis scabra (Willd.) SNS.
AGSSP Poaceae Agrostis bentgrass sp. Agrostis Agrostis sp.
AGSST Poaceae Agrostis stolonifera bentgrass, creeping Agrostis stolonifera Agrostis stolonifera L.
ALAPE Brassicaceae Alliaria petiolata mustard, garlic Alliaria petiolata Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande
ALLVI Liliaceae Allium vineale garlic, wild Allium vineale Allium vineale L.
ALNRUG Betulaceae Alnus rugusa alder, speckled Alnus rugusa Alnus rugosa (Du Roi) Spreng.
AMAAL Amaranthaceae Amaranthus albus pigweed, tumble Amaranthus albus Amaranthus albus L.
AMACH Amaranthaceae Amaranthus hybridus pigweed, smooth Amaranthus hybridus Amaranthus hybridus L.
AMAHY Amaranthaceae Amaranthus hybrid Amaranthus species Amaranthus hybrid Amaranthus hybrid (*)
AMARE Amaranthaceae Amaranthus retroflexus pigweed, redroot Amaranthus retroflexus Amaranthus retroflexus L. introduced
AMASP Amaranthaceae Amaranthus amaranth species Amaranthus species
AMBEL Asteraceae Ambrosia artemisiifolia ragweed, common Ambrosia artemisiifolia Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. introduced
AMBSP Asteraceae Ambrosia Ambrosia sp.
AMBTR Asteraceae Ambrosia trifida ragweed, giant Ambrosia trifida Ambrosia trifida L.
AMEARB Rosaceae Amelanchier arborea juneberry Amelanchier arborea Amelanchier arborea (F. Michx.) Fernald
AMECAN Rosaceae Amelanchier canadensis serviceberry, Canadian Amelanchier canadensis Amelanchier canadensis (L.) Medik.
AMNCA Ranunculaceae Anemone canadensis Canadian anemone Anemone canadensis Anemone canadensis
AMNVG Anemone virginiana Anemone virginiana Anemone virginiana
ANMCA Ranunculaceae Anemone canadensis Canadian anemone Anemone canadensis Anemone canadensis L.
ANOGE Poaceae Andropogon gerardii TTB 9-5-2002 Andropogon gerardii Andropogon gerardii native
ANOSC Poaceae Andropogon scoparium Little Blue Stem Andropogon scoparium Andropogon scoparium
ANOVI Poaceae Andropogon virginicus broomsedge Andropogon virginicus Andropogon virginicus L. native
ANPMA Asteraceae Anaphalis margaritacea everlasting, pearly Anaphalis margaritacea Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook. f.
ANTAR Asteraceae Anthemis arvensis chamomile, corn Anthemis arvensis Anthemis arvensis L.
ANTCO Asteraceae Anthemis cotula chamomile, mayweed Anthemis cotula Anthemis cotula L.
ANTSP Asteraceae Anthemis sp. Anthemis sp. Anthemis sp.
ANXNE Asteraceae Antennaria neglecta pussytoes, field Antennaria neglecta Antennaria neglecta Greene
ANXPL Asteraceae Antennaria plantaginifolia pussytoes, plantainleaf Antennaria plantaginifolia Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richards.
APCAN Apocynaceae Apocynum androsaemifolium dogbane, spreading Apocynum androsaemifolium Apocynum androsaemifolium L.
APCCA Apocynaceae Apocynum cannabinum dogbane, hemp Apocynum cannabinum Apocynum cannabinum L. native
APCSP Apocynaceae Apocynum sp. Apocynum species Apocynum sp. Apocynum sp. (*)
AQUCA Ranunculaceae Aquilegia canadensis columbine Aquilegia canadensis Aquilegia canadensis
ARBTH Brassicaceae Arabidopsis thaliana cress, mouse-ear Arabidopsis thaliana Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. introduced
ARCGL Brassicaceae Arabis glabra tower-mustard Arabis glabra Arabis glabra (L.) Bernh.
ARFMI Asteraceae Arctium minus burdock, common Arctium minus Arctium minus (Hill) Bernh.
ARFSP Arctium sp. burdoc Arctium sp. Arctium sp.
ARISE Caryophyllaceae Arenaria serpyllifolia sandwort, thymeleaf Arenaria serpyllifolia Arenaria serpyllifolia L.
ARKPU Poaceae Aristida purpurascens threeawn, arrowfeather Aristida purpurascens Aristida purpurascens Poir.
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