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Term name



The full scientific name, with authorship and date information if known. When forming part of an Identification, this should be the name in lowest level taxonomic rank that can be determined. This term should not contain identification qualifications, which should instead be supplied in the IdentificationQualifier term.

Apple Core




  • Provide as much information as you can including ranks and authorities where necessary.
  • If this term is concatenated from different fields, create a name that is nomenclaturally correct.
  • Include rank markers in standardized form (preferred) or in full.
  • Provide full names for the authors (according to the code), avoid author abbreviations.[JAM: do we want to say this? abbrevs. are the norm]
  • Provide authorship for zero, one, some or all ranks in the name. [JAM: Should we prefer just the lowest rank author?]
  • No years (not nomenclaturally correct in Botany)

Controlled vocabulary

Use standardized institution codes such as:

Usage examples

Usage examples

Example # scientificName kingdom family genus subgenus specificEpithet intraspecificEpithet taxonRank scientificNameAuthorship
1 Senecio fuchsii C.C.Gmel. subsp. fuchsii var. expansus (Boiss. & Heldr.) Hayek Plantae Asteraceae Senecio fuchsii expansus variety (Boiss. & Heldr.) Hayek
2 Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans' Plantae Taxodiaceae Cryptomeria japonica cultivar
3 Pyrocrataegus ×willei L.L.Daniel Plantae Rosaceae Pyrocrataegus ×willei nothospecies/species? L.L.Daniel
4 Agrostis stolonifera L. × Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf. Plantae Poaceae ?  ? hybridFormula?
5 Asplenium rhizophyllum × ruta-muraria Plantae Aspleniaceae Asplenium hybridFormula?
6 Mentha aquatica L. × M. arvensis L. × M. spicata L. Plantae Example Mentha hybridFormula?
7 Maxillaria sect. Multiflorae Christenson Plantae Orchidaceae Maxillaria section Christenson
8 Amaranthus subgenus Albersia (Kunth) Grenier & Godron Plantae Amaranthaceae Amaranthus Amaranthus subgenus Albersia (Kunth) Grenier & Godron
9 Amaranthus albus Linnaeus Plantae Amaranthaceae Amaranthus Amaranthus subgenus Albersia albus species Linnaeus
10 Amanita muscaria Fungi Amanitaceae Agaricus muscaria species (L.) Pers.
11 Achnanthidium minutissimum Protista Achnanthidiaceae Achnanthidium minutisssimum species (Kützing) Czarnecki

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