Indexing botanical and horticultural texts

George, Alex S.
October 2007
Indexer;Oct2007, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p253
Academic Journal
The article presents tips for indexing horticultural and botanical texts. It discusses the classification of plants into family, genus, species, and subspecies, and describes the format plant names may take within the body of the text, including whether text is italicized or set in roman type. Other types of plant names are discussed including common or vernacular names and cultivar names. Plant name authorities are presented, as are preferred methods for indexing them when they appear. Formats are given for indexing scientific and common plant names, and best practices are discussed.


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