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(2003; 80 pages) [French] [Spanish]
2.1.2. Botanical identity
The botanical identity - scientific name (genus, species, subspecies/variety, author, and family) - of each medicinal plant under cultivation should be verified and recorded. If available, the local and English common names should also be recorded. Other relevant information, such as the cultivar name, ecotype, chemotype or phenotype, may also be provided, as appropriate.
For commercially available cultivars, the name of the cultivar and of the supplier should be provided. In the case of landraces collected, propagated, disseminated and grown in a specific region, records should be kept of the locally named line, including the origin of the source seeds, plants or propagation materials.