Botanical nomenclature
Botanical nomenclature is the formal, scientific naming of plants. It is related to, but distinct from taxonomy. Plant taxonomy is concerned with grouping and classifying plants; botanical nomenclatur...
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The Origin Of A Species | University Of Oxford
New animal species form when groups of animals become isolated and as a result, begin to separate through evolution (a process known as speciation). When these isolated populations meet later, they mi...
Plant growth of tropical flowers in the desert
David Attenborough examines the amazing way in which flowers can bloom in what appears to be a barren desert. From the BBC.
Scientists question rush to build Nicaragua canal
Scientists are deeply concerned about the enviromental impact the canal will have on Central America's largest source of fresh water.
Biennial plant
A biennial plant is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle. In the first year the plant grows leaves, stems, and roots (vegetative structures), then it enters a pe...
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Perennial plant
A perennial plant or simply perennial (from Latin per, meaning "through", and annus, meaning "year") is a plant that lives for more than two years. The term is often used to differen...
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Plant taxonomy
Plant taxonomy is the science that finds, identifies, describes, classifies, and names plants. Thus making it one of the main branches of taxonomy(the science that finds, describes, classifies, and na...
Tribe (biology)
The hierarchy of biological classification's eight major taxonomic ranks. Intermediate minor rankings are not shown.In biology, a tribe is a taxonomic rank above genus, but below family and subfami...
Auctorum
Auctorum (abbreviated auct. or auctt.), in botany and zoology is a term used to indicate that a name is used in the sense of a number of subsequent authors and not in its (different) sense as establis...
The Origin Of A Species | University Of Oxford
New animal species form when groups of animals become isolated and as a result, begin to separate through evolution (a process known as speciation). When these isolated populations meet later, they mi...
Scientists question rush to build Nicaragua canal
Scientists are deeply concerned about the enviromental impact the canal will have on Central America's largest source of fresh water.
Resupination
Resupination generally means being upside-down, supine, facing upward. The word is derived from the Latin. In a biological context, the concept is commonly expressed with the adjectives "resupinate" o...
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Cultivar group
In naming cultivated plants, a Group (formerly cultivar-group) is a formal classification category, under the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP): Every word in a Group ...
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Hybrid name
In botanical nomenclature, a hybrid may be given a hybrid name, which is a special kind of botanical name. The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants provides the following op...
Bibliotheca Botanica
Bibliotheca Botanica ("Bibliography of botany") (Amsterdam, 1736, Salomen Schouten; 2nd edn., 1751) was written by Swedish botanist, physician, zoologist and naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778). Th...
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Synonym (taxonomy)
In scientific nomenclature, a synonym is a scientific name that applies to a taxon that (now) goes by a different scientific name, although zoologists use the term somewhat differently. For example, L...
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Genetic engineering
Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology. New DNA may be inserted in the host genome by first isolating and copyin...
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Indigenous (ecology)
In biogeography, a species is defined as native (or indigenous) to a given region or ecosystem if its presence in that region is the result of only natural processes, with no human intervention. Every...
Fundamenta Botanica
Fundamenta Botanica (“Foundations of botany”) (Amsterdam, Salomon Schouten, ed. 1, 1736) was one of the major works of the Swedish botanist, zoologist and physician Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) and issue...
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Basionym
Basionym, in the scientific name of organisms, means the 'original name' on which a new name is based. The term is primarily used in botanical nomenclature, the scientific naming of plants. Use of the...
List of plant orders
This article lists the orders of the Viridiplantae.
This section lists the orders of Viridiplantae within the phylum Chlorophyta.This section lists the orders of Viridiplantae within the class Chl...
Cultivated plant taxonomy
Cultivated plant taxonomy is the study of the theory and practice of the science that identifies, describes, classifies, and names cultigens—those plants whose origin or selection is primarily d...
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Syntype
In biological nomenclature, a syntype is any one of two or more biological types that is listed in a description of a taxon where no holotype was designated. Precise definitions of this and related te...
Autonym (botany)
In botanical nomenclature, autonyms are automatically created names, as regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants that are created for certain subdivisions of ge...