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When using and referencing botanical names in an assignment, follow the scholarly standards of writing any foreign words in italics. If italics is not possible, the words are underlined. This is the same for APA referencing style and Endeavour Harvard.

Latin names for individual species are written to a system called Bionomial Nomenclature. Each species is identified by two names - the genus name and its specific epithet. The genus name is always capitalised whereas the specific epithet is never capitalised.

Examples:

Calendula officianalis

In vitro studies to evaluate the wound healing properties of Calendula officinalis extracts

 

When using APA style in Mendeley, it is not possible to italicise individual words within a title. Both variations are permitted.

 

Bates College. (2011). How to write Latin names of species. Retrieved January 19, 2017, from http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWlatin.html#binomial

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