System of classification and nomenclature
Ecobotanist brought up a subject that has been plaguing me lately. I would like to start a separate thread on this medussa like subject.
I wrote a database software for managing a herbrarium collection initially as an exercise and one of the very first problem was trying to agree on what system of classification/nomenclature to use. It was a very frustrating exercise.
Ecobotanist mentions that he uses Cronquist while I used a "customized" (read simplified) version for use with the classification of algae more specifically diatoms. Researchers all have their take on this subject and I would like to hear more about various approaches used by botanist. How do they affect (if at all) the horticultural world. Do horticultural societies use the same system of classification?