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Botanical Name

A botanical name is the formal and scientific name of a plant that follows the rules of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN) and, if applicable, the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP). A botanical name consists of two parts: the genus name and the specific epithet. The genus name is always capitalized and italicized, while the specific epithet is always lowercase and italicized. For example, the botanical name of the common daisy is Bellis perennis, where Bellis is the genus name and perennis is the specific epithet. Botanical names are useful for identifying plants accurately and avoiding confusion with common names that may vary across languages and regions.   

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