Binomial nomenclature

From PLANTFACTS.OSU.EDU
Jump to: navigation, search


1. a system in which the scientific name of a plant consists of two parts indicating the genus and specific epithet.

cd1138-60.jpg

The image selected consists of the genus and specific epithet. Together these 2 names are referred to as a species. In this case Hamamelis (genus) intermedia (specific epithet). Hamamelis x intermedia is the species. 'Arnold Promise' is the cultivar name.