Plant Identification

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"Taxonomy This is the branch of botany which deals with plant identification, nomenclature and classification. The term, first coined by French botanist A. P. de Candolle (1813). Carl Linnaeus used the term 'Systematics' which now includes identification, nomenclature and evolutionary relationships. Herbarium Main article: Herbarium Reference collections of plant specimens are collected into herbarium and identified. Most plant parts are dried, pressed, mounted on herbarium sheets and stored; succulents and some other types of plants are normally kept in alcohol solution. The sheets are standard size of 16 1⁄2 × 11 1⁄2 inches or 41.25 × 28.75 cm. The identified plant ideally includes all parts including roots, flowers and fruits, strobili, etc. One of the largest herbaria in the world is kept at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew England and has collected an estimated 7 Million specimens.[3]"



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