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Family and order names come from the APG plant names list. Genus and species names come from Theplantlist.org.

Usage

names_list(rank = "genus", size = 10)

Arguments

rank

(character) Taxonomic rank, one of species, genus (default), family, order

size

(integer/numeric) Number of names to get. Maximum depends on the rank

Value

character vector of taxonomic names

Author

Scott Chamberlain

Examples

names_list()
#>  [1] "Lessertia"     "Sphinctanthus" "Pyrola"        "Cynanchum"    
#>  [5] "Sagina"        "Rohmooa"       "Pyrostria"     "Satureja"     
#>  [9] "Mirabilis"     "Falcata"      
names_list('species')
#>  [1] "Juncus decipiens"        "Byrsonima orientensis"  
#>  [3] "Eriospermum parvifolium" "Elaphoglossum obductum" 
#>  [5] "Caralluma edulis"        "Ditassa carnevalii"     
#>  [7] "Tagetes parryi"          "Harpalyce rubicunda"    
#>  [9] "Hieracium cyathis"       "Cyrtomium nervosum"     
names_list('genus')
#>  [1] "Dalbergia"    "Voyria"       "Lippia"       "Amygdalus"    "Cystopteris" 
#>  [6] "Gastrochilus" "Acalypha"     "Swainsona"    "Endostemon"   "Lavatera"    
names_list('family')
#>  [1] "Altingiaceae"   "Podostemaceae"  "Rubiaceae"      "Hamamelidaceae"
#>  [5] "Amaryllidaceae" "Poaceae"        "Asteliaceae"    "Meliaceae"     
#>  [9] "Dilleniaceae"   "Cornaceae"     
names_list('order')
#>  [1] "Marattiales"    "Zygophyllales"  "Commelinales"   "Cupressales"   
#>  [5] "Santalales"     "Asparagales."   "Celastrales"    "Caryophyllales"
#>  [9] "Sapindales"     "Sapindales"    
names_list('order', 2)
#> [1] "Myrtales"    "Brassicales"
names_list('order', 15)
#>  [1] "Dipsacales"   "Sapindales"   "Brassicales"  "Ericales"     "Asterales"   
#>  [6] "Asterales"    "Commelinales" "Malpighiales" "Gunnerales"   "Solanales"   
#> [11] "Lamiales"     "Oxalidales"   "Rosales"      "Rosales"      "Lamiales"    

# You can get a lot of genus or species names if you want
nrow(theplantlist)
#> [1] 10000
names_list('genus', 500)
#>   [1] "Chaetomitrium"     "Dicymbe"           "Phegopteris"      
#>   [4] "Cissus"            "Saurauia"          "Lockhartia"       
#>   [7] "Periestes"         "Eulalia"           "Phyllodium"       
#>  [10] "Entodon"           "Gleichenia"        "Aletris"          
#>  [13] "Scrophularia"      "Rytidosperma"      "Acantholimon"     
#>  [16] "Jacquiniella"      "Asteriscium"       "Galactia"         
#>  [19] "Pseudocryptocarya" "Drimia"            "Gazania"          
#>  [22] "Poa"               "Melampodium"       "Cayaponia"        
#>  [25] "Inula"             "Cienfuegosia"      "Ampelosicyos"     
#>  [28] "Cephalotrophis"    "Ouratea"           "Volvulus"         
#>  [31] "Frasera"           "Thilachium"        "Gentianella"      
#>  [34] "Radiovittaria"     "Microtatorchis"    "Dipteracanthus"   
#>  [37] "Sunipia"           "Arisaema"          "Gelonium"         
#>  [40] "Verbesina"         "Annona"            "Anictangium"      
#>  [43] "Ticorea"           "Leydeum"           "Burmannia"        
#>  [46] "Jacobaea"          "Stachys"           "Cyrtandromoea"    
#>  [49] "Conioselinum"      "Pterosenecio"      "Zygopetalum"      
#>  [52] "Hygrolejeunea"     "Stenocarpus"       "Oxydendrum"       
#>  [55] "Taxilejeunea"      "Chesniella"        "Salacca"          
#>  [58] "Atalaya"           "Bakeropteris"      "Horsfieldia"      
#>  [61] "Elegia"            "Acrochila"         "Hippocratea"      
#>  [64] "Festuca"           "Xantolis"          "Zinowiewia"       
#>  [67] "Alsomitra"         "Microctenidium"    "Jasminum"         
#>  [70] "Crenias"           "Piptomeris"        "Deianira"         
#>  [73] "Helicostylis"      "Alhagi"            "Brachylaena"      
#>  [76] "Onobroma"          "Murbeckiella"      "Adelia"           
#>  [79] "Hypogomphia"       "Barnadesia"        "Aegiphila"        
#>  [82] "Iochroma"          "Argania"           "Endotrichum"      
#>  [85] "Machaeranthera"    "Racinaea"          "Costus"           
#>  [88] "Linosyris"         "Tricyrtis"         "Lantana"          
#>  [91] "Cleyera"           "Juglans"           "Pteris"           
#>  [94] "Anthactinia"       "Mangifera"         "Haplopappus"      
#>  [97] "Perymenium"        "Belmontia"         "Leucadendron"     
#> [100] "Ctenidium"         "Botrychium"        "Asphodelus"       
#> [103] "Pylaisia"          "Symphyopappus"     "Brachiolejeunea"  
#> [106] "Ptychopyxis"       "Hosta"             "Psittacanthus"    
#> [109] "Oxycarpus"         "Claoxylon"         "Chamaecrista"     
#> [112] "Cleistanthus"      "Elettariopsis"     "Baroniella"       
#> [115] "Tellima"           "Gonospermum"       "Bulbophyllum"     
#> [118] "Lomatogonium"      "Tetramolopium"     "Satureja"         
#> [121] "Melicytus"         "Hiraea"            "Iris"             
#> [124] "Camoensia"         "Lobadium"          "Austroeupatorium" 
#> [127] "Cutandia"          "Ruprechtia"        "Ptychostomum"     
#> [130] "Ryssopterys"       "Melampyrum"        "Praravinia"       
#> [133] "Peucedanum"        "Beta"              "Ctenanthe"        
#> [136] "Thelypteris"       "Thysananthus"      "Haplophyllum"     
#> [139] "Lathyrus"          "Chorizema"         "Polycarpon"       
#> [142] "Podochilus"        "Platycaulos"       "Sarcocaulon"      
#> [145] "Radiogrammitis"    "Lejeunea"          "Salsola"          
#> [148] "Chesneya"          "Sempervivum"       "Lorandersonia"    
#> [151] "Josephinia"        "Eucamptodon"       "Tephrocactus"     
#> [154] "Hymenolobium"      "Seridia"           "Aphananthe"       
#> [157] "Cosmibuena"        "Aechmea"           "Leucosyke"        
#> [160] "Kobresia"          "Oligostachyum"     "Lomaria"          
#> [163] "Alicularia"        "Triantha"          "Lessertia"        
#> [166] "Haplomitrium"      "Lythrum"           "Ditrichum"        
#> [169] "Pachira"           "Polycarpaea"       "Pherotrichis"     
#> [172] "Ornithidium"       "Podonephelium"     "Peristylus"       
#> [175] "Strobilanthus"     "Disterigma"        "Stereodontopsis"  
#> [178] "Microlicia"        "Klenzea"           "Rhynchostegiella" 
#> [181] "Coniogramme"       "Astomum"           "Symbolanthus"     
#> [184] "Excoecaria"        "Radula"            "Eucharis"         
#> [187] "Pleurocladula"     "Cyathopsis"        "Adenophora"       
#> [190] "Tamonea"           "Coelidium"         "Apinagia"         
#> [193] "Trichosalpinx"     "Ptychomitrium"     "Macranthera"      
#> [196] "Gymnocalycium"     "Cuatresia"         "Stenospermation"  
#> [199] "Galphimia"         "Polycephalium"     "Calymperes"       
#> [202] "Waitzia"           "Antenoron"         "Cacalia"          
#> [205] "Ludwigia"          "Tanacetopsis"      "Etlingera"        
#> [208] "Terminalia"        "Guichenotia"       "Pentameris"       
#> [211] "Dichondra"         "Steirodiscus"      "Macaranga"        
#> [214] "Achnatherum"       "Rhododendron"      "Lewisia"          
#> [217] "Euplassa"          "Trichomanes"       "Guanchezia"       
#> [220] "Bessera"           "Cochlospermum"     "Moranopteris"     
#> [223] "Osteospermum"      "Bulbinella"        "Cobresia"         
#> [226] "Asclepias"         "Trichinium"        "Aframomum"        
#> [229] "Mahernia"          "Ageratum"          "Koanophyllon"     
#> [232] "Alseodaphne"       "Cotinus"           "Wulffia"          
#> [235] "Epiphyllum"        "Actinophlebia"     "Itea"             
#> [238] "Tragia"            "Coccocypselum"     "Polytrichum"      
#> [241] "Abarema"           "Vellozia"          "Meliosma"         
#> [244] "Sphaeralcea"       "Andira"            "Allolepis"        
#> [247] "Atriplex"          "Hydnophytum"       "Merostachys"      
#> [250] "Plumeria"          "Clastobryella"     "Pennisetum"       
#> [253] "Jamesonia"         "Rhaphidostegium"   "Thysanomitrion"   
#> [256] "Pseudopilocereus"  "Trichocaulon"      "Campylanthus"     
#> [259] "Lacaena"           "Garcinia"          "Ebenus"           
#> [262] "Dacryodes"         "Leptochilus"       "Elatostema"       
#> [265] "Nematanthus"       "Anthemis"          "Campylopus"       
#> [268] "Frankenia"         "Lagoseris"         "Liparia"          
#> [271] "Streptocaulon"     "Dendrophthoe"      "Lachemilla"       
#> [274] "Cleome"            "Eurhynchium"       "Calamagrostis"    
#> [277] "Balbisia"          "Crassocephalum"    "Clusia"           
#> [280] "Eriosorus"         "Eriospermum"       "Riccia"           
#> [283] "Helianthemum"      "Cryptadenia"       "Monosalpinx"      
#> [286] "Cuviera"           "Rennellia"         "Xylopicrum"       
#> [289] "Gilia"             "Asplundia"         "Petrocosmea"      
#> [292] "Elatine"           "Cryptocoryne"      "Pterocephalus"    
#> [295] "Keraudrenia"       "Schwantesia"       "Aponogeton"       
#> [298] "Canavalia"         "Warczewiczella"    "Osteomeles"       
#> [301] "Semecarpus"        "Gochnatia"         "Siparuna"         
#> [304] "Chiloscyphus"      "Neoregelia"        "Ligularia"        
#> [307] "Castilleja"        "Austrocritonia"    "Raphiocarpus"     
#> [310] "Cassia"            "Chloris"           "Harpagophytum"    
#> [313] "Gynandropsis"      "Eriodictyon"       "Hymenostomum"     
#> [316] "Aristida"          "Pithecellobium"    "Ophiocaulon"      
#> [319] "Salvia"            "Eriocaulon"        "Galenia"          
#> [322] "Chaenactis"        "Curcuma"           "Teline"           
#> [325] "Calceolaria"       "Dendroceros"       "Gastrolobium"     
#> [328] "Manettia"          "Conzattia"         "Tournefortia"     
#> [331] "Phippsia"          "Maltebrunia"       "Schinopsis"       
#> [334] "Melothria"         "Campylotropis"     "Hypertelis"       
#> [337] "Andreaea"          "Mollugo"           "Vallisneria"      
#> [340] "Fuertesimalva"     "Solidago"          "Nepa"             
#> [343] "Cistanthe"         "Pterocelastrus"    "Ctenitis"         
#> [346] "Batatas"           "Iskandera"         "Porana"           
#> [349] "Stenandrium"       "Pleiarina"         "Rinzia"           
#> [352] "Syzygiella"        "Isatis"            "Cystorchis"       
#> [355] "Lavoisiera"        "Scaphosepalum"     "Brenandendron"    
#> [358] "Solanum"           "Hippocrepis"       "Scolopia"         
#> [361] "Amblia"            "Maschalocarpus"    "Amsonia"          
#> [364] "Chrysochamela"     "Leiomela"          "Cladocolea"       
#> [367] "Stenogyne"         "Jadunia"           "Carduus"          
#> [370] "Seseli"            "Enkianthus"        "Phragmites"       
#> [373] "Cymbopetalum"      "Willdenowia"       "Fragaria"         
#> [376] "Machaerium"        "Leptolejeunea"     "Grammitis"        
#> [379] "Eleocharis"        "Barbaceniopsis"    "Primula"          
#> [382] "Apios"             "Antrophyum"        "Physaria"         
#> [385] "Lathraea"          "Helicteres"        "Chlorophytum"     
#> [388] "Phedimus"          "Brachyscias"       "Pilosocereus"     
#> [391] "Felicia"           "Crawfurdia"        "Schizostachyum"   
#> [394] "Poranopsis"        "Croton"            "Landolphia"       
#> [397] "Leobordea"         "Ceraria"           "Pleurothallis"    
#> [400] "Lyonia"            "Duguetia"          "Hymenolyma"       
#> [403] "Hypolytrum"        "Machilus"          "Pholidocarpus"    
#> [406] "Ourisia"           "Cirsium"           "Sparattanthelium" 
#> [409] "Litobrochia"       "Stenostomum"       "Lidbeckia"        
#> [412] "Antholoma"         "Oreocharis"        "Diflugossa"       
#> [415] "Neostapfiella"     "Mosiera"           "Biophytum"        
#> [418] "Marcgravia"        "Yushania"          "Selliguea"        
#> [421] "Satyrium"          "Leptomeria"        "Lasiocarphus"     
#> [424] "Tricholepis"       "Cruckshanksia"     "Olax"             
#> [427] "Allophylus"        "Jaegeria"          "Viorna"           
#> [430] "Pulicaria"         "Psilolepus"        "Dichaetanthera"   
#> [433] "Pottia"            "Sphenolobopsis"    "Acmispon"         
#> [436] "Gymnosporia"       "Scaphyglottis"     "Phyllanthus"      
#> [439] "Crucihimalaya"     "Omphalospora"      "Pycnostachys"     
#> [442] "Stenia"            "Roldana"           "Mesembryanthemum" 
#> [445] "Sphaerocephalus"   "Bulbostylis"       "Myoxanthus"       
#> [448] "Scolosanthus"      "Melanochyla"       "Heliosperma"      
#> [451] "Pelekium"          "Scleria"           "Cypella"          
#> [454] "Opuntia"           "Ithycaulon"        "Eriochiton"       
#> [457] "Kniphofia"         "Sericocalyx"       "Hypericum"        
#> [460] "Piper"             "Omphalocarpum"     "Anabasis"         
#> [463] "Ononis"            "Ceratolejeunea"    "Emilia"           
#> [466] "Stenocarpha"       "Vaccinium"         "Gladiolus"        
#> [469] "Anacolosa"         "Cynoglossum"       "Stachyanthus"     
#> [472] "Buxus"             "Lepistemon"        "Chilita"          
#> [475] "Achatocarpus"      "Thompsonella"      "Euploca"          
#> [478] "Myrica"            "Schizolobium"      "Ximenia"          
#> [481] "Philonotion"       "Lansium"           "Petroselinum"     
#> [484] "Wigandia"          "Hedyotis"          "Rinorea"          
#> [487] "Breweriopsis"      "Kohautia"          "Phalaris"         
#> [490] "Chamarea"          "Polytrichites"     "Cystopteris"      
#> [493] "Calamus"           "Larrea"            "Copernicia"       
#> [496] "Antiphytum"        "Hexalectris"       "Platystemon"      
#> [499] "Colura"            "Cotula"