Combine APG IV classification within the classic Taxon tree

For our Botanic garden collection, I’m looking for a way to maintain a single Taxon tree for the two classification approaches - the classic and the Clade-based APG IV.

The solution that I choose has three points:

  • Label the taxonomic ranks like this: Kingdom, SubKingdom/Clade, Division/Clade, SubDivision/Clade, SuperClass/Clade, Class/Clade, order, etc.
  • When Clade is used, to add “(cl.)” to the name.
  • Where the two formats exist, to make the Class and the (lowest-level) clade synonyms.

Does anyone have a better solution?


Just use the APG IV classification:

Chase MW, Christenhusz MJM, Fay MF, Byng JW, Judd WS, Soltis DE, Mabberley DJ, Sennikov AN, Soltis PS, Stevens PF (2016) An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181, 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385.