Old botany books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries (and maybe also some later ones) enumerating lists of species used to give references to their sources as abbreviations consisting of one or few truncated words and sometime numbers.
For example : C.B.Pin.316. or H.Mal.6.79 or Prod.Par.Bat. (see highlighted parts in the following screenshot extract).
The meaning of these abbreviations may have been clear to the scholar of those times, but are quite enigmatic to non-initiated people. And I couldn't find within the books any intelligible list of these references.
I would like to know if there is a somewhat comprehensive list of such abbreviations giving the full wording of the references so that it could be possible to look up for them. Browsing the internet with just the abbreviation mostly gives meaningless results from popular websites (many in social networks ...).
I did find out the meaning of some of these abbreviations:
for instance: C.B.Pin. means Caspari Bauhini Pinax Theatri Botanici, which is this book: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/713 and the number (here 316) gives the page where the plant was listed in this book.
However, there is a huge number of these enigmatic references, so some help would be really welcome.
I looked at the International Plant Name Index (IPNI), but it does not seem to have results for these abbreviations.
I searched the web for:
"prelinnean book abbreviations", which returned one result of some interest but did not give anything near my desired list.
"prelinnean references", which lead me to this article: C.E. Hutchings, 1903. A supplementary catalogue of the Sturtevant prelinnean library. Miss. Bot. Gard. An. Rep. 1903, pp 233-316. but these are the complete book titles, without the abbreviated forms so that it's quite impossible (or very difficult) to use such material.
I also tried combinations involving such words as "old botany books" "old references in botany books" but could find nothing suitable.