Horticulture 202 Laboratory 3


How to Write a Scientific Name

Practice Writing a Scientific Name

What is a Key?

Rules For Using a Key

Sample Key

Key Tutorial

Horticultural Sites


Answer to Writing a Scientific Name

The following information was given in the practice question:

  1. The genus name is brassica.
  2. The species name is rapa.
  3. This mutation occurred in your garden.
  4. The cultivar name is ace.
The scientific name of this plant is:

Brassica rapa cv. Ace

Or an alternative would be:

Brassica rapa 'Ace'

When typing the name, you may want to italicize:

Brassica rapa cv. Ace
Brassica rapa 'Ace'

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