International Code of Botanical Nomenclature →ICBN)

Question:

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature →ICBN) has provided a code for classification of plants. Give hierarchy of units of classification botanists follow while classifying plants and mention different ‘Suffixes’ used for the units.

Solution:

The hierarchy followed in plants:

Species → Genus → Family → Order → Class →Division → Kingdom

Suffixes used by botanists are as follows:

Taxon Suffix

(a) Division -phyta

(b) Class -ae

(c) Order -ales

(d) Family –aceae

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