Like the classification of animals, botanical classification was formalized by Linnaeus against a background of Aristotelian philosophy and logic. The hierarchical system, with a Latin binomial nomenclature for the unit of the species, has provided for the main purposes of botanical science a reasonably stable reference system in an international language, by means of which information, ideas, and generalizations about plants can be communicated.
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