I get confused when i see redundant name in var as in "Genus species var. variety"

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Maybe taking a look at the Taxonomy tab for Crassula muscosa helps show this more clearly?


Your earlier example of Pinus contorta is a prime example. The contorted variety is limited to a narrow strip of coastal dunes, whereas the tall “lodgepole” variety is spread over large areas of the West and may therefore be considered more representative of the species as a whole.


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