Why are plant species given Latin names? Are Plant Names Latin? Who gave plants their Latin names? The binary naming system was developed by Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in mid-1700. He established this system by classifying plants according to the similarities in their leaves, flowers and fruits. The first name in Latin names is ‘genus’, or ‘genus’. The second name is determined as ‘species’. Genus is the upper step of species.
Genus – Genus when writing plant names always begins with capital letters. Species – the type name is always lowercase.
Latin words used for plant breeds and species describe the characteristics of this plant.
Since there is a separate Latin equivalent for each species, confusion is avoided because different nomenclature will be made between individuals and peoples.