Linnaean system

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(Bot.) the system in which the classes of plants are founded mainly upon the number of stamens, and the orders upon the pistils; the artificial or sexual system.

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The Linnaean system was embraced quickly in Holland (where he published 14 of his early works), and of course Sweden.
Erasmus Darwin versifies the Linnaean system of botany in "The Loves of the Plants" (1789), the second part of his long scientific poem, The Botanic Garden, capitalizing on the system's concern with sexuality that excited frequent comparison between plants and humans, generating potential for sensationalism that generally attracted rather than deterred interest.
The result was the Linnaean system which is now the basis for the scientific classification system used by biologists around the world today.
Judges, lawyers, and legal academics should instead work constructively toward creating a taxonomy of transnational judicial engagement--the comparative and international law equivalent of the Linnaean system of binomial nomenclature.
He discusses the linguistic and historical information behind them, including the Linnaean system of scientific names, then provides the bulk of the book, which consists of discussion of the origins of common and scientific names of families of birds in Europe and their relationship to those in other regions, particularly North America, Trinidad, and Australia.
The minutiae of collecting and classification are absorbing: Daniel Solander, voyager with Cook, friend of Banks and a pupil of Carl Linnaeus, spent years classifying her shells on the Linnaean system.
The Linnaean system, assigning names to a species based on its supposedly uniform reproductive anatomy, was in trouble with fungi.
She describes debates about taxonomy and morphology in England and Europe between 1750 and 150, especially discussions about the adequacy of the Linnaean system and nomenclature, debates about the species category, the development of the Natural System, and evolutionary possibilities formulated by Charles Darwin, then considers the public and private reception of botany in the era through letters, parodies, and periodicals circulated among Quaker botanists, their prominence in illustrated print culture, and the poetic botany of Erasmus Darwin's "Loves of the Plants.
As a development that came more than a hundred years before the introduction of the Linnaean system to Japan, (12) Ekiken's system demonstrated the scientific capacity of Japanese scholarship, a potential that may have proved conducive for the interpretation and modification of European norms, but an element of a tradition that is important to acknowledge.
There are fascinating excursuses through which we learn about the traditional practices of the rural herb women who supplied urban male doctors, apothecaries, and surgeons with drugs and knowledge; the Linnaean system of taxonomy, which is based on the reproductive strategies of plant groups analogized to humans--a system from which it follows that women would have had to be categorically barred for reasons of propriety; and the doctrine of signatures, by which plants reveal God's purpose on close inspection, so that their medicinal function may be gleaned from their appearance.
He entirely reconstructed the Linnaean system of plant classification on the principle of beauty and ugliness.
Biological life, including seeds, has been classified using the Linnaean system since the mid-1700s.