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naming of species?

Cereoid* cereoid at prodigy.net
Thu Oct 11 09:57:38 EST 2001

New species (and genera) are named all the time and for various reasons.

What type of plant do you have?

Not knowing where in the country where you are or to what type of plant you
are alluding, one cannot say where the specialist in the plant group can be

Are you referring to naming new species or new cultivars?

The rules for each are different.

For the naming of species one must follow the International Code of
Botanical Nomenclature.


To determine if one has a new species, one must compare the plant in
question with allied names species, particularly on herbarium sheets, and
determine if it is significantly different from them morphologically.

For naming a fancy garden cultivar, one must follow the International Code
of  Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. (Not available on-line.)

Richard Brooks <richardbrooks at kdbanglia.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:9q3mum$ihq$1 at newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
> How does this process happen and where does one go to, to find out if the
> plant variant exists and can be given a name?
> Many thanks,
> Richard Brooks.

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