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Contributor guidelines

Taxonomic treatments
7.1 Treatments are from the rank of family down to species or infraspecific taxon. Infrafamilial (subfamily, tribe, subtribe) and infrageneric taxa (subgenus, section, subsection, series, subseries) should be used sparingly and only for large families (e.g., Compositae, Leguminosae and Orchidaceae) or genera (e.g., Carex).

Printed volumes or pdfs (see PDF Library) should be consulted for style and format.
 7.2 The treatments at each level are parallel, but characters always present at a higher rank are not repeated for the subordinate taxa. As the printed Flora is intended to be a concise documentation of the plants of Nepal, primarily used for identification, much of the technical nomenclatural data gathered during the preparation of accounts will not be included in the printed volumes. In general, treatments in the printed Flora are as follows:
Families - The family name is given without an author, bibliographic citation, or synonyms, followed by a concise description, number of genera and distribution worldwide, and the number of genera in Nepal.

Genera - The genus name is followed by the authority, bibliographic citation, and primary synonyms (but see section 9). This is followed by the description, number of species and distribution worldwide, and number of species in Nepal.

Species - The species name is followed by the authority, bibliographic citation, and primary synonymy. This is followed by the description, distribution, altitudinal range, ecology, flowering and fruiting time, and chromosome number (if published from Nepalese material). Any necessary commentary is in a separate paragraph (see Crtical notes and comments section).

Infraspecific Taxa - Subspecies and varieties are treated in essentially the same way as species. Quadrinomials will not be used. Forms (forma), cultivars, nothovars, etc., are not formally treated, but may be briefly mentioned in the notes under the appropriate taxon.
7.3 Literature Citations - Titles of publications follow Botanicum Periodicum Huntianum (BPH) and the Supplement (BPH/S) and Taxonomic Literature, ed. 2 (TL2) and supplements (but following BPH format for capitalization of titles).
7.4 Authority Citations - Authorities of plant names follow Brummitt & Powell, Authors of Plant Names (1992). The symbol "&" is used rather than the Latin et to separate the names of multiple authors. The term "ex" is used in authorities, but the term "in" is only used when a complete bibliographic citation is given.
7.5 Technical data, e.g. nomenclature (original place of publication and type material [including herbarium]) and full synonymy (also with nomenclatural data), should be submitted with the accounts and will be made available in electronic versions of the Flora (e.g. the on-line Flora of Nepal).