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How Plants Are Named. Binomial Naming. Linnaeus developed binomial system for naming plants consists of two names. Linnaeus. Swedish botonist gave all plants 2 Latin names as their scientific name. Scientific Naming. first name - genus or the plants group name

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Binomial Naming

  • Linnaeus

  • developed binomial system for naming plants

  • consists of two names


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Linnaeus

  • Swedish botonist

  • gave all plants 2 Latin names as their scientific name


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Scientific Naming

  • first name - genus or the plants group name

  • second name - species, means kind


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Scientific Naming

  • genus name is always capitalized

  • species is not

  • both are underlined


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Scientific Naming

  • Zea maize - corn


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Why use Scientific names

  • many plants have more than one common name

  • universally understood throughout the world


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Example

  • Sansaveria trifasciata

  • common names:

  • Snake Plant

  • Mother In Law’s Toungue


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Plant families

  • related genus with similar flower structures


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Taxonomist

  • scientists who identify and classify plants


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International Rules

  • International Code of Binomial Botanical Nomenclature


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