TAXONOMIC INFORMATION ON CULTIVATED PLANTS IN THE USDA-ARS GERMPLASM RESOURCES INFORMATION NETWORK (GRIN)

John H. Wiersema
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory
Agricultural Research Service
United States Department of Agriculture
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350, U.S.A.

Updated, modified version of paper presented to the "Second International Symposium on the Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants" in Seattle, Washington, USA (10-15 August1994)


  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • History of GRIN Taxonomy
  • Scope of GRIN Taxonomy
  • Scientific Names
  • Common Names
  • Economic Importance
  • Geographical Distribution
  • Literature References
  • Special-Purpose Data Sets
  • Basis of Taxonomic Decisions
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Acknowledgements
  • References Cited
  • Symbols and Abbreviations