Botanical name
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Basic specification
Visible name Botanical name
Typical usage This contains the full botanical name.  It is automatically generated from the genus, species, variety and cultivar items.  Changing any of its constituent parts triggers a corresponding change in this item.
Visible display type The botanical name is displayed along the top of each of the specimen views using a banner-like header.
Data entry view Identification view

Storage details
SQL name BotanicalName
Storage type A text value up to 80 characters in length.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column name for this item is BotanicalName.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing value of this item will be completely overwritten by the value specified in the input file.
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file This name is separated into its four constituent parts and each corresponding item is assigned its proper value.  When this item is included in an import file, the other four items (genus, species, variety, and cultivar) are optional.
XML file ditto
Export Delimited file Exported as it's stored without changes of any kind.
XML file ditto

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:BotanicalName>. The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
Attribute Possible values Notes
text on * Show this name with proper application of italics and roman fonts.
off Replace this tag with nothing.
urltext on Use proper URL encoding of this name so that hyperlinks with this name will work.
off * Do not use URL encoding.
plaintext on Show this name without formatting of any kind.
off * Apply the normal rules using the "text" attribute.


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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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