Nomenclature

Binomial nomenclature

The transition to the phylogenetic classification system has allowed us to continue to use the Latin binomial nomenclature to name plant species.

The plant families contain different numbers of genera (genuses), which themselves contain species.

 

 

Besides the scientific name, there are many vernacular or common names, many of which are rich in symbolism and history.

Thus, the English marigold is also called: Scottish marigold, Calendula.

 

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