Botanical variety

The botanical nomenclature division consisting of more or less recognizable entities within species that are not genetically isolated from each other, below the level of subspecies, and is indicated by the abbreviation “var.” in the scientific name. Usage: the abbreviation in roman type; the name in italics; no capitals. See also “variety.” [Source: USDA National Plant Materials Manual]

« Back to Glossary Index
Comments Off on Botanical variety