|The common names of a species are stored in the table of vernacular names. Common names are automatically shown for the named
genus, species and variety. You may enter a new name if it
doesn't already exist in the list.
The common names are displayed in a short list with a special pop-up
window for adding, removing, and changing entries.
|A text value up to 30 characters in length.
Import / export notes
When importing and exporting the column name for this item is
When importing the Merge option is always in effect.
When importing common names you may specify more than one name by
separating the names with commas and surrounding the entire list
with double quotes.
To import common names that are from
non-English speaking countries you can place the name of the country
of origin within parentheses after the common name. In this
case the ForeignLanguage item will
be checked and the Locality item
will contain the name of the country or language of origin.
When a new vernacular name entry is created, the
DataSource is set to the value of
the DataSource column as it appears
in the import file.
If a common name already exists in the vernacular list for this
botanical name a new item is not created, instead the
DataSource of the existing
vernacular name entry is appended with the value of the
DataSource column as it appears in
the import file.
||Same as above, except double quotes are not
needed when more than one name is supplied -- simply separate the
names with commas.
||Exported as a comma separated list of names.
The replacement tag is <cb:CommonNames>.
The possible attributes for this tag are shown below.
Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
||Output the list of names using an HTML
<table></table> tag pair. Each
name is placed in a separate row within the table.
||Output the list of names separated by spaces.
For similar pages in the "Specifications" series see:
Alphabetical index to column specifications
For an index to other topics see
Last reviewed March 25, 2004