Scientific names for all Australian plants – APNI and APC
The Australian National Herbarium, as part of the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, maintains comprehensive databases for plant names in Australia.
Scientific names for selected plant groups
Scientific names for selected regions
The plant family into which genera are placed can vary, with different concepts being adopted by different botanists. Many people are accustomed to the family concept published by R.K. Brummitt in 1992 and used widely in Australia. The Australian Plant Census has adopted a different family concept, and the two tables below attempt to translate those two concepts with recent changes highlighted in yellow.:
Informal names or phrasenames (phrase names)
Informal names have become increasingly prominent over the last 20 or so years in Australian literature on plants, particularly in Censuses, floras and checklists. The major reason for this has been the improvement and expansion of lists of protected plants, now often deemed "plants of conservation significance", which have become an important adjunct to legislation.
More information on informal names or phrasenames can be found here
Australian Common Names
Australian Cultivar Names
Simple explanation of plant naming
Australian Plant Breeders Rights
Cultivars - International
Worldwide Plant Names