Garden Dictionary Word: subspecies (abr. ssp.)


subspecies (abr. ssp.)

The rank of taxa below species but above variety; a subdivision of a species whose members have certain hereditary characteristics distinct from other populations of that species. A subspecies is added to the specific binomial and preceded by "ssp.," such as obtusifolia in the epithet Grevillea thelemanniana ssp. obtusifolia.



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