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Coined L.H. Bailey 1918
cultigen (plural cultigens)
- (botany, horticulture) A plant that has been deliberately altered or selected by humans, that is it has resulted from artificial rather than natural selection.
- (plant selected by humans): cultivar
- cultigen at OneLook Dictionary Search
- 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