Key:genus

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Description
The scientific name of the genus for a living or fossil organism. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Natural
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may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

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.

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