Sativum

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Sativum, Sativus, and Sativa are Latin botanical adjectives meaning cultivated, used to designate certain seed-grown domestic crops.

Sativa ends in -a, because it is the feminine form of the adjective, but masculine (-us) and neuter (-um) endings are used to agree with the gender of the nouns they modify, for example, Crocus sativusSaffron (masculine) and Pisum sativumPea (neuter).

Examples of crops incorporating this word and its variations into their Latin name include:

Sativa is also commonly used to refer to one of the three main species of plants of the genus Cannabis; Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis.

Species[edit]

Latin binomial abbreviations for species
Latin binomial abbreviations for species
Latin binomial abbreviations for species

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