cultigen

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culti(vated) +‎ -gen

Coined L.H. Bailey 1918

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkʌltɪdʒɛn/, /ˈkʌltɪdʒən/

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cultigen ‎(plural cultigens)

  1. (botany, horticulture) A plant that has been deliberately altered or selected by humans, that is it has resulted from artificial rather than natural selection.

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  • Bailey, L.H. 1918. The indigen and cultigen. Science ser. 2, 47:306-308
  • Spencer, R.D. and Cross, R.G. 2007. The cultigen. Taxon 56(3):938-940