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Writing conventions for Cultivar Terminology


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family
Capital letter. Usually ends in -aceae
genus
Part 1 of the Binome, italicised (or underlined). Capital letter. Once established in the text, can abbreviate to the cap letter.
species
Part 2 of the Binome, italicised (or underlined). No capital.
subspecies
Abbreviation = subsp. is added after the binome, no italics, followed by the italicised name.
varietas (variety)
Abbreviation = var. after binome, no italics, followed by italicised name
forma (form)
Abbreviation = f. after binome, no italics, followed by italicised name
cultivar
after binome: vernacular name in single quotation marks w/ capital letter(s)
cultivar group
after binome: non-italicised, non-capitalised vernacular group name
trade designation
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hybrids (interspecific)
'x' between the binomes
intergeneric hybrids
x' in front of the new genus
graft hybrids
+' in front of the genera