Rariorum Africanarum plantarum

Rariorum Africanarum plantarum

This copy of Burman's book, printed in 1738–1739, shows, side-by-side, lengthy plant names and the binomial names, added later by hand, which supplanted them. "Lin. Spec." refers to Species plantarum (1753), in which Linnaeus consistently applied binomial nomenclature to almost 6,000 species of plants.

As with the previous item, Nova plantarum americanarum genera, the use of marginalia extended the use of the printed book as Linnaeus's binomial names became widely accepted by botanists in the mid-eighteenth century as the standard system of nomenclature.

 
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