Pink list of British Plants
The Pink Book of Plants by Hodgetts, Palmer and Wigginton (published by JNCC, 1996). However, please note: it has recently been brought to our attention that this book was never officially published and that JNCC cannot endorse these data, some of which a
This list contains 2,179 species
- ID number:
- Joint Nature Conservation Committee
- Last updated:
- 31 October 2007
- are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
- Common name:
- A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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