Posts Tagged: latin

Binomial nomenclature

Binomial nomenclature is the formal naming system for living things that all scientists use from plants to animals, fungi and bacteria. The scientific name of living thingsĀ uses latin and therefore ensures that plants or trees for example are easily identifiable worldwide with the use of one common language.

Scientific or Common?

Often in bonsai it isĀ hard to tell or confirm a tree species as some of the characteristics of the tree change quite considerably when maintained as bonsai. Leaf size for example may be many times smaller than it would usually be on a wild specimen of the same species of tree. One way to ensure… Read more »