Scientific Plant Names Dictionary (16 January 2020)

This electronic dictionary file is created by Margaret Langley, a botanist with our ecosystem science group. It contains the taxonomic names of Western Australian plants and some fungi, algae and protists, including names at family rank.


  1. Download the Scientific Plant Names Dictionary
  2. See the “Add a third-party custom dictionary” or “Add an existing custom dictionary” item on this Microsoft Word support article to install the dictionary
  3. For other word processors, consult the relevant manual for how to install and use Microsoft Word custom dictionaries

This version of the dictionary is encoded in UTF-16 for easiest use with the latest versions of Word. You may need to convert the file to UTF-8 to make it work on old versions of Word or other word processors.

Last updated on 16 January 2020.