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Term name



The authorship information for the scientificName formatted according to the conventions of the applicable nomenclaturalCode.

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  • Full author name(s) for the lowest rank.
  • If you use abbreviations, use the International Plant Names Index (IPNI) controlled vocabulary "Standard form," which continues to update post Brummit and Powell, 1992:

Full Name Standard Form
James Alexander Macklin J.A.Macklin
Joseph Dalton Hooker Hook.f.
William Hooker W.Hook.
William Jackson Hooker Hook.

[KCP comment: should this be here?:

nomenclaturalCode ICBN: only if you know that all names follow this code!]

Controlled vocabulary

controlled vocabulary:

Usage examples

Example # scientificName kingdom family genus 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 subgenus (Kunth) Grenier & Godron
9 Amaranthus albus Linnaeus Plantae Amaranthaceae Amaranthus albus species Linnaeus
10 Amanita muscaria Fungi Amanitaceae Agaricus muscaria Example species (L.) Pers.
11 Achnanthidium minutissimum Protista Achnanthidiaceae Achnanthidium minutisssimum species (Kützing) Czarnecki

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