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Nomenclature Quiz Questions
Grass Nomenclature Question: The following names have all been published for a single species of prairie grass (Poaceae):
clandestina Biehler 1807
Sporobolus clandestinus (Biehler) Hitchc. 1908
Sporobolus canovirens Nash 1901
Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) Gray 1848
Vilfa heterolepis Michx 1835
Vilfa cryptandra Torr. 1824
How many different specimens have been studied to name this taxon?___________
How many different authors/botanists have named this taxon? ________________
What is the correct name for this plant if we determine that it belongs in the genus Sporobolus? _____________________________
Which name, if any, of the other names published for this taxon, is a heterotypic synonym to the correct name (if more than one answer, just list one, if none are heterotypic synonyms write 'none')?
Which name, if any, of the other names published for this taxon, is a homotypic synonym of the correct name name (if more than one answer, just list one; if none are homotypic synonyms write 'none')?
hich name, if any, of the other names published for this taxon, is a homonym of the correct name? (if more than one answer, just list one; if none are homonyms write 'none')
if any, of the other names published for this taxon, is a tautonym of the
correct name? (if more than one answer, just list one; if none are tautonyms
Taxonomic Rank Matching Question: Match each of the following with the appropriate taxonomic rank.
a. Class e. Kingdom
b. Division f. Order
c. Family g. Species
rank of the Polygonaceae
_____ rank of the Rosales
_____ rank of the Pinophyta
_____ rank of the Magnoliopsida
_____ rank that is most universally applicable and important for taxonomic identification.
_____ list taxa in order from most inclusive (biggest) to least inclusive (smallest)
Hydrophyllum Question: The names given below have all been published for the same plant (taxon) in the genus Hydrophyllum.
Hydrophyllum capitatum (Greene) Douglas
Hydrophyllum occidentale Rydberg 1910
Hydrophyllum fendleri (Gray) Heller 1927
Phacelia fendleri Gray 1882
Phacelia capitata Greene 1883
Castilleja Question: The complete scientific name for the Indian Paintbrush plant is: Castilleja coccinea (L.) Sprengel.
Water Lily Questions: Refer to the water lily exercise to answer these questions?
Short Answer Questions:
Dogbane Question The following names have been published for a species of dogbane (Apocynaceae).
Amsonia tabernaemontana Walt. 1788
Amsonia latifolia Michx. 1803
Amsonia amsonia (L.) Britt. 1894
Taxonomic Literature Question: For each of the following references identify (a) author(s), (b) publication date, (c) utility/function
a. Index Herbariorum
b. Species Plantarum
c. International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
Brassicaceae Question: You are working on a monograph of the genus Hymenolobus. All of the following names have been applied to plants of a taxon you are going to treat as a species of Hymenolobus. What name must you use for these plants in your monograph? _________________________
Capsella elliptica KA Mey (1831)
Crucifera procumbens Krause (1902)
Bursa procumbens Kuntze (1891)
Hutchinsia procumbens (L.) Desv. (1814)
Hymenolobus divaricata Nutt. (1838)
Lepidium procumbens L. (1753)
Capsella procumbens Fries (1832)
Another Grass Question: All of the following names have been applied to a taxon of grass that you are going to treat as a species of Arundo. What name must you use for these plants in your monograph? ____________ What name would you use if you treat it as a species of Arundinaria? ___________________
Arundinaria tecta Ridgeway (1872)
Arundo gigantea Walt. (1788)
Arundinaria gigantea (Walt.) Muhl. (1813)
Arundo tecta (Ridgeway) Fern. (1906)
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