Conifer database

Richness map showing areas with the highest numbers of taxa in red.

Download the demo database for BRAHMS v8

Instructions on connecting to the demo database in v8 are given in the installation guide. You can also watch the short video clip.

Download the demo database for BRAHMS v7

Consult the database online

The conifer database has been provided by Aljos Farjon, RBG Kew. If you wish to use the data for a research publication or any other purpose beyond training, please consult first with The conifer database includes all published conifer names with nomenclatural details, IUCN conservation codes, TDWG geographic distribution codes, species descriptions and more. It also includes specimen data across the group, almost all referenced for mapping. The database has been used to help publish a number of publications including:

  • A taxonomic monograph on Pinus for Latin America (Farjon, A. & Styles, B. T., 1997. Flora Neotropica Monograph 75, The New York Botanical Garden
  • A World Checklist And Bibliography of Conifers, Aljos Farjon, 1998
  • A Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys, Aljos Farjon, 2005
  • A Handbook of the World's Conifers. Publication: 2010
  • An Atlas of the World?s Conifers, an Analysis of their Distribution, Biogeography, Diversity and Conservation Status, Aljos Farjon and Denis Filer: 2013

The Conifers of the World database is also available online.