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Species

(plural spp.) The basic unit of plant classification, usually consisting of a population of individuals that are fairly uniform in character and breed freely with one another over many generations without obvious change in their progeny; a species is normally unable to breed with another species or if it does, the resulting progeny do not remain constant or do not produce viable seed. The scientific name of a species consists of the name of the genus to which it belongs, followed by a name referred to as the specific epithet, somewhat like a person?s given name?e.g. Pinus contorta.

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