Query Morphbank Names

Enter a list of search phrases, each on a new line. The search will return information about the matching taxon names.

The syntax of each search phrase follows the Mysql database fulltext syntax. View Examples or MySql developer reference
A plus or minus (+/-) on the beginning of a word means that the word is required to be present or absent, resp.
An asterisk (*) at the end of a word is the wild card operator.

When entering a list of taxon names, putting them in quotation marks will find the matches. The output (in html and CSV) includes the search term, scientific name, kingdom, parent, rank, tsn, taxon author, name source, accept, image count and parents columns. Name source, if populated, explains what taxonomic name server or group holds the information about the name itself. The accept column concerns the status of the taxon name as far as ITIS is concerned. In the parents column, one can see the current taxonomic hierarchy in Morphbank for that taxon name.

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The following examples demonstrate some search strings that use boolean full-text operators:
  • apple banana
    Find rows that contain at least one of the two words.
  • +apple +juice
    Find rows that contain both words.
  • +apple macintosh
    Find rows that contain the word "apple", but rank rows higher if they also contain "macintosh".
  • +apple -macintosh
    Find rows that contain the word "apple" but not "macintosh".
  • +apple ~macintosh
    Find rows that contain the word "apple", but if the row also contains the word "macintosh", rate it lower than if row does not. This is softer than a search for +apple -macintosh, for which the presence of "macintosh" causes the row not to be returned at all.
  • +apple +(>turnover <strudel)
    Find rows that contain the words "apple" and "turnover", or "apple" and "strudel" (in any order), but rank "apple turnover" higher than "apple strudel".
  • apple*
    Find rows that contain words such as "apple", "apples", "applesauce", or "applet".
  • "some words"
    Find rows that contain the exact phrase "some words" (for example, rows that contain "some words of wisdom" but not "some noise words"). Note that the quotation characters that enclose the phrase are operator characters that delimit the phrase. They are not the quotation marks that enclose the search string itself.