Dendrochronology species database
This database of dendrochonologically relevant plant species
was compiled by Henri D. Grissino-Mayer.
It currently contains the names of 1,166 tree and shrub species
for which tree rings have been analyzed in the published literature.
- World Checklist and Bibliography of Conifers, Alios Farjon,
Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1998. (World Checklists and Bibliographies,
3.) viii + 298 pp.
- World Checklist and Bibliography of Fagales (Betulaceae, Corylaceae,
Fagaceae and Ticodendraceae), R. Govaerts and D. G. Frodin, Kew:
Royal Botanic Gardens, 1998. (World Checklists and Bibliographies,
2.) vii + 407 pp.
The following information is given for each species or variety:
Latin name and authority, common name(s) in English and/or local
non-European names. For approx. seven hundred species with tree-ring
data and chronologies available in the International
Tree-Ring Data Bank (ITRDB), additional information include:
- The Crossdating Index (CDI), where
- "0" indicates the species does not crossdate,
or no crossdating information is available
- "1" indicates a species known to crossdate
within and between trees (minor importance to dendrochronology)
- "2" indicates a species known to crossdate
across a region (major importance to dendrochronology).
- The ITRDB Code, which is the standard four-letter abbreviation
assigned by the International Tree-Ring Data Bank for archiving
The Latin name gives the genus and species, as well as any varieties
(subspecies). The authority is the person who identified or correctly
assigned the species.
The common names are compiled from various sources.
If no CDI or Code is given for a species, this indicates a synonym
is preferred for the species in the table. The name after the
"=" sign provides the correct species designation.
Last update: September 13, 2013
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