Garden Dictionary Word: hort.


hort.

A term used in a botanical name to indicate that it is not a properly accepted binomial, but is a name used by gardeners and nurseries, perhaps published, but in nursery catalogs rather than scientific journals. It can stand for three terms: hort., meaning "of the garden;" hortorum, meaning "of gardens;" or hortulanorum, meaning "of gardeners." All three are abbreviated hort., and are never capitalized so as to avoid being mistaken for an author's name.



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