British Columbia plant species codes Version 9 (2014)

These species code files contain the presently accepted scientific and common names for vascular plants, mosses and lichens of British Columbia . The liverworts and hornworts included on this list are from the North American lists as a B.C. list does not exist. All species are given a 7 or 8 character code for use in database applications. In addition, commonly used species synonyms are included to assist in determining the presently accepted name.

Changes to this list are the result of an annual review of nomenclatural issues, herbarium review, and reports of new species to BC by the BC Flora Expert Committee. Further description of these changes and species as at risk rankings can be found at BC Species Explorer

Readme file

Download Microsoft Access2010 database of species file

Download Excel set of species files

Download B.C. Tree Code List

Download List of All Species List Changes (2001 to 2014)

Key to Tables within the 2012 species database

Table Name

Description

 

SpeciesMaster2014

Database of all information; includes fields to create the tables above; use Readme file information to interpret. (Table not included in Excel files zip)

BCFlora2014

All native and exotic, both naturalized and not, taxa in BC
[Does not include synonyms and excluded taxa.]

BCExotics2014

Exotic/Introduced taxa (or taxa of unknown origin) that occur in B.C.  Includes both naturalized and not-naturalized taxa.

BCExcluded2014

Species once recognized as part of the BC flora, but now excluded

BCSynonyms2014

Commonly used synonyms for native and naturalized species

BCTrees2014

Native and exotic, both naturalized and not, tree taxa.  Includes genera which have both tree and non-tree species.

BCTreeCodes2014

Native and exotic, both naturalized and not, tree taxa which have been assigned 3-letter codes.