Infraspecific taxon

In botanical nomenclature, an "infraspecific taxon" is a taxon at a rank below that of species (i.e. within a species, infra = below). An infraspecific taxon gets a ternary name.


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  • Subvariety — In botanical nomenclature, a subvariety ( subvarietas ) is a taxonomic rank below that of variety ( varietas ) but above that of form ( forma ): it is an infraspecific taxon. Its name consists of three parts: a genus name, a specific epithet and… …   Wikipedia


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