Lieven Rozemarijn (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- De RHS gaat de Latijnse naam van de Rosmarinus officinalis de komende periode aanpassen naar Salvia rosmarinus.
Zie hun motivering hieronder:
We're adopting a change in the scientific name for rosemary after research has shown that is in fact a salvia. In technical terms it will now be known as Salvia rosmarinus, rather than Rosmarinus officinalis, but its common name – rosemary – is unchanged.
The name 'Rosmarinus officinalis' has been used since 1753 when the international system of naming plants began and salvia and rosemary were deemed to be two different genera. Even at that time, the creator of the system, Carl Linnaeus, observed the close similarity between them and recent research has demonstrated that one of the crucial distinctions made between them – a difference in their stamens - is much less significant than previously thought, and down to a small adaptation to pollination.
The move will see plant labels exhibiting a plant’s scientific name gradually change over the coming months and years across RHS gardens. Maandag 25 November 2019 om 12:32