Friday, 4 February 2011

Best Flowers Images

When it comes to names of all flowers, we can say that they are classified in the same manner as other plants. To put in simple words, each of the different flower types has two names - common name and scientific name (or Latin name). The common flower names may vary according to the language and region, while the scientific flower names are accepted throughout the world. At times, two flowers that look similar may bear the same nickname or common name. Or else, a single flower specimen may have two different common names within the same region. In order to avoid this confusion, scientific flower names are given according to the ICBN (International Code of Botanical Nomenclature).

The ICBN follows binomial system of taxonomy for assigning scientific flower names, which in turn uses two words for naming flowers. The first word is the genus name (genera to which the flower belongs) and the second word is a species name. For better understanding, let's take an example of China rose, which scientific name is Rosa chinensis. Here, 'China' is the genus name and 'chinensis' is the species name. In some scientific names, author citations, in abbreviated forms, are used after the species name. For example, the scientific name with author citation for Damask rose is Rosa damascena Mill., in which Mill is the abbreviated form of the botanist Philip Miller, who had published the scientific name for Damask rose for the first time according to the rules and regulations of the IUCN. This article sheds light on the flower names list, their meanings and pictures. 

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