1) An unlimited number of latin names. Each latin name can optionally be annotated with several things, including whether it is accepted, and the source that can verify its validity (itis, etc). The concept of "secondary" or "alternative" names go away. Instead, each plant has all its names listed one after the other. "Accepted" name(s) shows up first in the list.
eclayne said:Will typical "moderation" determine the first name in the list?
Will the way names are displayed at the top of the page change? In a search list?
eclayne said: What I'm getting at;
a.) The first name in the list is the currently accepted scientific name.
b.) All additional names are synonyms.
AlohaHoya said:You guys do know, don't you, that there is only ONE correct botanical name for anyplant...there may be clones, ssp. var. etc., but if the plant is published (and would be listed in IPNI) there would be NO controvery as to the latin name. Common names, on the other hand go all over the place....