Family Names Databases
It was William Bridge Cooke’s idea to compile a list of fungal
family names with nomenclatural and bibliographic information and
he collaborated with David Hawksworth, who provided the lichen family
names, in the first such publication in 1970 (Cooke, W.B. & Hawksworth,
D.L. A preliminary list of families proposed for fungi (including
lichens). Mycological Papers 121: 1–86). This
list was subsequently updated and revised, including many contributions
from colleagues and specialists around the world, and appeared in
1989 (D.L. Hawksworth & J.C. David. Index of Fungi Supplement
Family Names. 75 pp.). Following this publication all new
family names, together with corrections to Family Names,
have been included in the Index
of Fungi. A subset of the list was further revised during
the Names in Current Use initiative and was a component of NCU–1.
Family Names in Current Use for Vascular Plants, Bryophytes and
Fungi (Greuter, W., Ed., in Regnum Vegetabile 126:
1–95, 1993). The present database is the culmination of this
work and is still being updated as new information or corrections
are revealed. Please forward any corrections or comments to John
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