An individual, or group of individuals, of a species differing from the rest in some one or more of the characteristics typical of the species, and capable either of perpetuating itself for a period, or of being perpetuated by artificial means; hence, a subdivision, or peculiar form, of a species.
In inorganic nature, one of those forms in which a species may occur, which differ in minor characteristics of structure, color, purity of composition, etc.
A subdivision of a species that groups plants with a distinct form that is passed along to the progeny.
A wild growing, distinct variant of a species.
A botanical sub-classification of closely related individuals with uniform anatomical characteristics. A sub-division of race. Some times used interchangeably with 'cultivar' in agricultural contexts but variety will include both domesticated and non-domesticated groupings.
1). A group of cultivated plants within a species which is distinguished from another variety (group) by any characters (morphologic, physiological, biochemical, or other) of significance to agriculture and which, when reproduced, retains its distinguishing characters. A variety may be derived from several pure lines which have many common features and are reasonably uniform in appearance (but not necessarily genetically pure). 2). A group of similar plants which, by structural features and performance, may be identified from other varieties (groups) in the same species. It differs from a breeding line in that it has been named and made commercially available to farmers. 3). A subdivision of a species; a group of individuals within a species which are distinct in form or function from other similar arrays of individuals in commercial production. Variety is synonymous with cultivar.
A division of a breed approved by the AKC. There are nine breeds that are divided into varieties: Cockers, Beagles, Collies, Dachshunds, Bull Terriers, Manchester Terriers, Chihuahuas, English Toy Spaniels, and Poodles.
A naturally occurring subdivision of a species, with distinct morphological characters and given a Latin name according to the rules of the International Code of Nomenclature. A taxonomic variety is known by the first validly published name applied to it so that nomenclature tends to be stable. cf cultivar; pathovar.
n. (L. varietas, variety) a taxonomic group below the species used in different senses by different specialists, including a race, stock, strain, breed, subspecies, geographical race, or mutant.
A subdivision of a species, usually separated geographically from the typical, having one or more heritable, morphological characteristics which differ from the typical even when grown under the same environmental conditions; a morphological variant.
One of possibly many closely-related plant species. The variety name is usually in Latin.
A group of strains or a single strain, which by its structural or functional characters, can be differentiated from another group. In plant breeding usually a strain that has been adopted or licensed for commercial production.
A distinct sub-type of a recognized breed. It is often distinguished from the others by colour.
A botanical subdivision within a species.
a strain of plant that has a distinctive feature which persists over generations without human intervention.
1. A naturally occurring subdivision of a species, with distinct morphological characters. 2. A defined strain of a crop plant, selected on the basis of phenotypic (sometimes genotypic) homogeneity.
(L. varietas: diversity, variety) n. The rank of taxa below subspecies but above forma; a plant which retains most of the characteristics of the species, but differs in some way such as flower or leaf color, size of mature plant, etc. A variety is added to the specific binomial and preceded by `var'., such as saxatilisi in the epithet Juniperus communis var. saxatilis. The variety is now largely abandoned as a botanical confusion with horticultural varieties.
A group of individuals within a species that differs in certain characters from other groups of the species e.g. plants in a species that differ in form, colour, fruit size, fruit flavour etc.
One or more races of a pathogen that are characterized by the limitation of their host range to a certain genus or genera. Also, a group of closely related plants of common origin and similar characteristics within a species (se e also Cultivar).
Variety and "named variety" are commonly used to mean the same as cultivar. Technically, it means a naturally occurring variant of a species.
(biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
a division of a breed based on coat, color, or size
a group of individual plants that is uniform, stable, and distinct genetically from other groups of individuals in the same species
a group of individuals that differ distinctly from but can interbreed with other varieties of the same species
a group of plants in a natural population that has distinctive features often selected by environmental pressures through sexual reproduction
a group of plants or animals whose differences from the rest of the species are constant and capable of perpetuation
a group of plants that developed a new characteristic through naturally occurring hybridization
a member of a species that naturally occurs in nature that is different enough to be recognized
a naturally-occuring further subdivision of a species, such as Petroselinum crispum var
a plant that has a slightly different natural botanical structure
a plant that has evolved in the wild from a species or subspecies and which is sufficiently distinct to be given its own varietal name after the abbreviation var
a subgroup of a species and is not capitalized--Saintpaulia magungensis var
Often used as a synonym for Cultivar. A variety in the botanical sense is a subtaxon to a species.
a subdivision in a species, ranking below a subspecies.
strain, phenotype (sec strain).
Botanically a variant of the species, but formerly used to denote what is now more commonly called a cultivar.
A variation within a species that occurs naturally and not in cultivation
The taxonomic rank between subspecies and form.
A division of a species.
A race or variety of a plant that has been selected intentionally from the wild and maintained through cultivation. Compare with cultivar.
one of two or more forms of a species with a minor morphological distinction
A subdivision of a species officially ranking between subspecies and forma. It is indicated in botanical terminology by its position following the species name, for example, Japanese Flowering Cherry, Prunus serrulata serrulata, or Bitter Almond, Prunus dulcis amara. A cultivar is a horticultural variety that is produced by selective breeding, rather than by natural selection, and continues only in cultivation (not found in the wild). Cultivars are indicated in botanical terminology by single quotes, such as Sunset Lily, Lilium pardalinum 'Giganteum'. Hybrids are created by crosses between two different species or two different forms of the same species. Hybrids may occur through natural selection or selective breeding. Hybrids are indicated in botanical terminology by a multiplication sign between the two parents, such as Abelia chinensis x A. uniflora or Abelia x grandiflora. These two examples are two ways of describing the same plant.
A division within a breed or group. Color determines the variety.
A group of strains or a single strain that can be differentiated from another group by its structural or functional characteristics.
Subdivision of a species for taxonomic classification. Used interchangeably with the term cultivar to denote a group of individuals that is distinct genetically from other groups of individuals in the species. An agricultural variety is a group of similar plants that by structural features and performance can be identified from other varieties within the same species.
Type of grape with specific characteristics -- all grape varieties belong to the same species.
Subdivision of a species having a distinct though often inconspicuous difference, and breeding true to that difference. More general, also refers to clones.
Birds of the same breed but of different colours.
The sub-division of Species ; the third name in Latin nomenclature i.e. Acer palmatum 'DESHOJO'.
a taxonomic definition below the rank of species.
A subdivision of any recognized standard breed, distinct in color of fur from other subdivisions.
( var.). A category below the species level; interpretation varies on the basis of date of use (see Appendix A).
within a breed, there may be specific variations known as varieties - For example, a Golden Laced Wyandotte and a Silver Laced Wyandotte
Sub-classification of African Violet species based on an identical combination of characteristics such as bloom type, color and leaf shape. Currently, there are thousands of African Violet varieties, and each one is identified by a name, i.e., Optimara Van Gogh. While some variation existed in the original species of African Violet, virtually all known varieties, today, are cultivated varieties (see Cultivar). Characteristics which contribute to the distinction between varieties include bloom type, bloom color, bloom pattern, florescence, growth habit, size, leaf color, leaf shape and leaf type.
The same as 'cultivar', a named line of a plant species e.g. Bronsyn or Meridian are different varieties of perennial ryegrass
A natural occurring variant of a species.
A naturally grown or cultivated type of plant species.
differences that are sufficiently distinct for botanists to distinguish between different varieties (often shown as 'var.') within a plant species.
In classification, a subdivision of species. Differing from the remainder of the species in one or more recognizable and heritable characteristics.
A naturally occurring group within a species that is distinct enough to warrant taxonomic recognition but not sufficiently distinct to be segregated as another species.
a subdivision of a species; occurs through natural hybridization.
A taxon below species which has consistent morphological variation from the species (but not sufficient to be a new species); a variety may have the same or (more usually) different geographical distribution.
Subdivision of a breed according to color, comb style, beard, or leg feathering.
(1) A distinctive form of a language. (2) Our course used a specialized sense of variety of World English: distinctive form of English developed in national or regional contexts and, in some case, developing its own standard. For example, American English, British English, Indian English, Nigerian English, and Jamaican English.
A taxonomic rank below subspecies in zoology and botany, varieties are often the result of selective breeding and diverge from the parent species or subspecies in distinct but relatively minor ways.
In fungi: A rank below subspecies. ( 16) In bacteria: Formerly a rank equivalent to subspecies; currently an infrasubspecific rank which has no official standing in nomenclature. ( 16)
In botanical nomenclature, variety is a rank below that of species: As such, it gets a ternary name (a name in three parts).
A "plant variety" is a legal term, following the UPOV Convention. Recognition of a cultivated plant as a "variety" (in this sense) provides its breeder with some legal protection, so-called plant breeders' rights, depending to some extent on the internal legislation of the signatory countries.