Acta Scientific Biotechnology

Review Article Volume 1 Issue 8

Specific Epithets Derived by Own Names and Surnames

Iliana Ilieva*

University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria

*Corresponding Author: Iliana Ilieva, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Received: February 10, 2020; Published: July 30, 2020



 The article deals with epithets formed from the names or surnames of famous scientists, researchers, historical, mythological or religious characters. The main types of epithets regarding their grammatical form are shortly represented illustrated by several examples each one.

 The epithets are arranged alphabetically and accompanied by a short note pertaining to the particular person or mythological hero. Each specific epithet is followed by a list of the plant species in which it is present together with their Common English name. When a species is found in official literary sources only with Scientific name in Latin, such name is referred to as Accepted name. The names that have not yet been officially accepted due to the lack of enough arguments whether the name should be treated as accepted or not are designated as Unresolved name. Names whose validity is not completely clarified are indicated as Unclear name status.

 The binomial names where the current specific epithet has been signifying a subspecies or variety in earlier taxonomic interpretations are listed in the second part of the article.

Keywords: Specific Epithets; Botanical Nomenclature; Eponyms; Derivative Names



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Citation: Iliana Ilieva. “Specific Epithets Derived by Own Names and Surnames". Acta Scientific Biotechnology 1.8 (2020): 21-41.


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