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  1. For a biography article of an individual who has authored plant names, provide the standard author abbreviation used for that individual.
  2. Include the article in Category:Botanists with author abbreviations.


{{botanist|author abbreviation}}





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Author abbreviation[edit]

To encourage consistency the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) recommends (Recommendation 46A.4, Note 1) the use of Brummitt & Powell's Authors of plant names (1992), where each author of a botanical name has been assigned a unique abbreviation.[1] [2] These standard abbreviations can be found at the IPNI, Author Query page. For example in:


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See also[edit]


  1. "International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Vienna Code), Electronic version". International Association for Plant Taxonomy. 2006. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  2. Brummitt, R. K.; C. E. Powell (1992). Authors of Plant Names. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-085-4.