Notes From Nature Talk

Recording subspecies

  • ghewson by ghewson

    ( has, underneath the species and scientific author, "ssp. elliottii". This is presumably a subspecies. I'm going to include the subspecies in the scientific name and separate the scientific authors of the main and sub-species with "/", as "L. / (Torrey & Gray", etc. I hope this is OK. Is there a recognised convention for this?


  • md68135 by md68135 scientist

    I would do this as
    'Aster puniceus elliottii' for the name
    '(Torrey & Grey) A.G. Jones' for the author leaving out the 'L.' from the species name


  • okopho by okopho in response to ghewson's comment.

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