To what extent is it significant to cite the names of authorities after the latin names of plants and animals? This is an old question but one which, it seems to me, is not yet fully settled. What is the best practice for you and for me? Three methods of citation are in current use. Some cite only the originator of the combination of genus and species, as in Bailey's Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture (Nupar luteum, Sibth. and Smith). Others cite always the originator of the specific name, followed by the author of the combination when that is by another person (Nuphar luteum (L) Sibth. and Smith). Horticulturists often cite the name of the originator of a variety, with the date of origin or introduction. They also usually give the author's name in full, rather than in abbreviation [Vitis Labrusca "Concord" (E. Bull, 1853)].
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Conard, Henry S.
"Citation of Authorities for Latin Names,"
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