Plant variety

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Plant variety may refer to:

  • Variety (botany), a taxonomic nomenclature rank in botany, below subspecies, but above subvariety and form
  • Plant variety (law), a non-taxonomic, exclusively legal term. Patent-like protection applies to plants that are specified not necessarily by taxonomic categories. Generally, it is applied to an infraspecific rank, usually a cultivar or hybrid.
  • An informal and ambiguous substitute for form (botany) (a taxonomic nomenclature rank in botany, below variety (botany))
  • An older substitute for cultivar or hybrid (biology), now discouraged by the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. It is still used especially with regard to grapes and rice.

See also[edit]

  • Trademarks can be obtained for plants.
  • Varietal, a wine labeled by the grape variety used to make it