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|The scientific name of the genus for a living or fossil organism.|
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|Documented values: 1|
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The scientific name of the genus for a living or fossil organism. The genus 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 that most mappers write the genus value with a capital letter, e.g. Quercus or Picea. This follows the scientific convention for writing genus names.
Translated names of the genus=* tag are also in use, for example genus:de=* and genus:en=*.