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Father of plant taxonomy

Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778)

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Binomial Nomenclature

First word is Genus, capitalized and singular
Second word is the specific epithet, lowercase and often adjective
Together, both words constitute the name of the species

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Smaller groups within species

subspecies (ssp.)
variety (var.)
forma (f.)

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Plant Classification Pyramid

Kingdom, Phyla/divisions, Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species

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What specifies the strict rules for naming plants?

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

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Plants of garden origin are subject to another set of naming rules...

The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants

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Cultivated varieties of species are called

cultivars

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How are cultivar's names printed

In roman characters preceded by the abbreviation cv. (exp. Papaver orientale cv. Sultana) or (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Europa')

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Hybrids

the offspring of sexual unions between plants from different taxa

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How are hybrid's scientific names written

It includes names of both parents involved in the sexual union
exp. Fatsia x Hedera