SPECIES: Meaning

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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A basic unit of botanical classification; comprises a group of individuals with common attributes and which interbreed freely; cannot apply to hybrids; singular and plural forms written the same. AU78-47

They are interbreeding populations of individuals; their significance to science and other facts; refer to A83-268

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