|The scientific name of the genus for a living or fossil organism.|
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The scientific name of the genus for a living or fossil organism. The genus (wikipedia) is a low-level taxonomic rank: the first part of the so-called scientific name (latin). This tag should be used in combination with natural=tree, natural=wetland or similar. It may also be appropriate to use it with natural=wood or landuse=forest.
It appears like most mappers write the genus value with a capital letter, e.g. Quercus or Picea. There is not rationale from the Latin language for this, but it seems a habit or convention.