How names work; was RE: Arum
Sat, 07 Apr 2007 04:07:47 PDT
Despite Jim's wonderful explanation there is a shorter answer:

If a species has subspecies, they can ALL be referred to by the specific name,

BUT the more preferrable alternative, especially for people like us, is to name each to 
subspecific level--it's a further level of accuracy.

If using subspecies, then ALL should be named to that level, or you won't know what you've 


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