Carl Linnaeus Quote

The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera.


Philosophia Botanica (1751), aphorism 151. Trans. Frans A. Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans: The Spreading of their Ideas in Systematic Botany, 1735–1789 (1971)

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The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera.

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The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera.

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The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera.

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The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera.