Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève
Index Hepaticarum is a catalogue of all the published names for the anthocerotes and the hepatics between the 1st May 1753 and the 31st December 1973. There are currently 30,100 names registered in the database at the CJB and 13 publications in the series Index Hepaticarum. Done in collaboration with international bryologists, this programme represents the scientific reference for the nomenclature of anthocerotes and the hepatics and is of fundamental importance for bryology on a global scale. The overall aims of this programme are the following: • Publication of the 2 final editions of Index Hepaticarum • Updating of the database and addition of the names from (1974-today) • Make the database Index Hepaticarum available online • Update the nomenclature for these two groups of bryophytes Regular updating of Index Hepaticarum is fundamental to the usefulness and visibility of this project, housed for many years at the CJB. Two principal projects linked to the Index Hepaticarum Names Database are foreseen: 1. Links of the scans made for the Catalogue of Bryophyte Types in Geneva to the Index Hepaticarum Names Database. 2. Digitisation and scanning of Stephani's Icones Hepaticarum and the creation of links to these images online via the Index Hepaticarum Names Database.
Index Hepaticarum is a catalogue of all the names of all the liverwort and hornwort names published between the effective dates of 1 May 1753 and 31 December 1973. There are currently 31000 names in the Index Hepaticarum database and 13 volumes of the Index have been published to date. This project, Index Hepaticarum, is the scientific reference for the nomenclature of hornwoets and liverworts and it thus of importance on a world scale. The regular updating of the Index Hepaticarum database in the future is a very importnat component of this prpject, especially as Index Hepaticarum is now available on-line as the Index Hepaticarum Names Databse. Index Hepaticarum has been a project of long standing at the CJB and one that is linked with the rich collection of bryophytes to be found in the herbarium G.
Index Hepaticarum is a catalogue of all the liverwort and hornwort names published between the effective dates of 1 May 1753 and 31 December 1973. There are currently 30,100 names databased in the Index Hepaticarum database and 13 volumes of have been published in the Index Hepaticarum series. The aim of this project is to update the database by adding all the names published from 1974 up to 2011. This step is essential for the future of the project as it will allow a synonymic index to be created and names to be officially accepted by the project. Links between the names, types and accepted names can then be made on our Insitutional "Index Hepaticarum Names Database" and this will in turn be of great benefit for the daily running of the herbarium.