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Abbreviation 

 Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  The shortened form of a written word or phrase, either the use of initials instead of a whole word.  
     
Abbreviation [From Latin "brevis" = "short"] is strictly a shortening, but more particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of brevity. For example: www (World Wide Web) or the first few letters, for example: Lab. for laboratory.
 
+ Chimaera [ Biology ]
1n Haploid number of chromosomes [ Genetics ]
2n Diploid [ Genetics ]
ABA Abscisic acid [ Biochemistry ]
Add. Addendum   [ Taxonomy ]
Aff. (affin.) Affinis [ Taxonomy ]
Alt. Altitude (Elevation) [ Geography ]
App. Appendix
ASL Altitude above sea level. [ Geography ]
auct. Auctoris/auctorum (of an author or authors)  [ Taxonomy ]
auct. mult. Auctorum multorum (of many authors)  [ Taxonomy ]
auct. non Auctorum non (of authors [but] not....), used for misapplied names [ Taxonomy ]
c. From Latin: Circa (About)
C Carbon
C Degrees Celsius [ Unit of measure ]
Ca Calcium [ Chemistry ]
Ca. From Latin: Circa (about, approximately, concerning)
CAM Crassulacean acid metabolism
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild Flora and Fauna
cf. Latin for confer = compares with
Cl Chlorine [ Chemistry ]
Cl CO2 Carbon dioxide
coll. Collector [ Taxonomy ]
colln. Collection    [ Taxonomy ]
comb. Combinatio (Combination)    [ Taxonomy ]
comb. nova Combinatio nova [ Taxonomy ]
comb. superfl. Combinatio superflua (superfluous combination)
cons. Conservandus  [ Taxonomy ]
cm. Centimetre  [ Unit of measure ]
Cu Copper [ Chemistry ]
cult. Cultivated [ Taxonomy - Horticulture ]
CV. Cultivar [ Horticulture - taxonomy ]
e.g. Exempli gratia (for example)
Emend. Emendavit Emendation [ Taxonomy ]
f. Feminine - in Latin names

f.

Forma (Form)  [ Taxonomy ]
F1 First filial generation [ Genetics ]
F2 Second filial generation [ Genetics ]
fam.

Family [ Taxonomy ]

Fe Iron [ Chemystry ]
GA Gibberellic acid [ Plant physiology ]
H Hydrogen [ Chemistry ]
HT Holotype [ Taxonomy ]
hybr. Hybrid  [ Genetics - Taxonomy]
IAPT International Association for Plant Taxonomy
ICBN International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
K Potassium [ Chemystry ]
in herb In herbarium (in a herbarium)
in litt.

In litteris (in correspondence)

in sched.

in schedula (on a herbarium label)

Indiv. Individual [ Biology ]
ined. ineditus (unpublished)
l.c.

loco citato (at the place cited)

lect. Lectotype  [ Taxonomy ]
LT Lectotype  [ Taxonomy ]
m. Masculine   [ in Latin names ]
Mg Magnesium [ Chemistry ]
Mn Manganese [ Chemistry ]
Mo Molybdenum [ Chemistry ] 
N Nitrogen [ Chemistry ]
n Haploid number of chromosomes [ Genetics ]

n.

Neutral   [ in Latin names ]
Na Sodium [ Chemistry]
n.n. Nomen nudum [ Taxonomy ]
nom. conf. Nomen confusum  [ Taxonomy ]
nom. cons. Nomen conservandum  [ Taxonomy ]
nom. dub. Nomen dubium [ Taxonomy ]
nom. illegit. Nomen illegitimum  [ Taxonomy ]
nom. inval. Nomen invalidum  [ Taxonomy ]
nom. nud. Nomen nudum [ Taxonomy ]
nom. nov. Nomen novum [ Taxonomy ]
nom. prov. Nomen provvisorium  [ Taxonomy ]
NT Neotype [ Taxonomy ]
O Oxygen  [ Chemistry ]
P Phosphorus [ Chemistry ]
p Plural    [in Latin names]
Pl. Plural    [in Latin names]
PLT Paralectotype [ Taxonomy ]
popns Population [ Ecology ]
PNT Paraneotype  [ Taxonomy ]
PT Paratype  [ Taxonomy ]
s Singular  [in Latin names]
S Sulphur [Chemistry ]
s. lato Sensu lato  [ Taxonomy ]
s.n. Sine numero  [ Taxonomy ]
s. stricto Sensu stricto [ Taxonomy ]
Si Silicon [ Chemistry]
sp. Species (singular) [ Taxonomy ]
sp. aff. Species affinis  [ Taxonomy ]
sp. nova Specie nova [ Taxonomy ]
spp. Species (plural) [ Taxonomy ]
ssp. Subspecies (singular) [ Taxonomy ]
sspp. Subspecies (plural) [ Taxonomy ]
ST Syntype  [ Taxonomy ]
subsp. Subspecies [ Taxonomy ]

syn. (synon.)

Synonym   [ Taxonomy ]
syn. nov. Synonymus novum  [ Taxonomy ]
TL Type locality  [ Taxonomy ]
Type. Des.
(Typedes)
Type designation ( or Type selection) [ Taxonomy ]
v. Variety [ Taxonomy ]
var. Variety [ Taxonomy ]
UV Ultraviolet
W West
x Basic chromosome number [ Genetics Taxonomy ]
x Hybrid [ Genetics Taxonomy ]
Zn Zinc [ Chemistry ]

 



 

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