Botanical nomenclature

John Bryan
Mon, 18 Apr 2005 08:19:07 PDT
Dear John:

Simple really, all genera are capitalized, all species lower case.
Bi-generic hybrids take the multiplication in front of the genus,
interspecific hybrids in front of the species name,. Cultivars,
selections and clones, are upper case in single quotes 'John' as an
example. Cheers. John E. Bryan

John Ingram wrote:
> I'm finally revamping my web site and need some help. My web designer is not a plant person. Is there a web site somewhere that I can direct him to that simplifies how plant names are to be written? Such as Clivia x cyrtanthiflora vs. Clivia Cyrtanthiflora? I know I'll have to do a lot of proofing but I'd like to shave some time off for him.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> John Ingram in L.A., CA.
> check it out
> 310.709.1613 (cell, west coast time, please call accordingly. Thank you)
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