Brassica campestris Linn

Question:

Brassica campestris Linn

a. Give the common name of the plant.

b. What do the first two parts of the name denote?

c. Why are they written in italics?

d. What is the meaning of Linn written at the end of the name?

Solution:

a. Mustard

b. The first name represents genus and second denotes specific epithet

c. To indicate their Latin origin

d. It refers to Linnaeus, Linnaeus was the first to discover this plant.

He identified & classified the plant hence to give him credit and honour Linnaeus is added as the suffix.

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