The Uncertain taxonomy checkbox
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Sometimes the full genus, species, and variety is not known for a specimen. In these cases, you can place a checkmark in the �Uncertain taxonomy� box to indicate this. The automatic botanical spell-checker does this for you if you mistype a name. If you are certain you�ve spelled the name correctly and it just isn�t in the checklist, you can remove the checkmark.

This name is not in the checklist.

In some cases you may want to place �<incertae genus>�, �<incertae species>�, �<incertae varietas>�, �<incertae familia>� in the fields that you are uncertain about. This serves as a reminder to do more research.

See also

   Understanding how the botanical name spell-checker works

   All about family names

   Family name endings

   Inter-generic hybrids

   What are the rules for proper formatting of botanical names?

   Spell-checker and formatting rules

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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