I’m an amateur naturalist and I’m confused, so sorry if my questions aren’t very clear.
I’m trying to learn about botany and I have two questions about infraspecific taxa.
First: A genus has species and then some species have subspecies.
If there are subspecies does that mean that all species belong to one of the subspecies or can some be identified on species level and others on subspecies level?
Is a species level identification still correct if there are subspecies?
Second: Plants of the World is the go to source for plant names, but I don’t really know what to do with some of the search results I get.
“This is a synonym of …” is clear.
“This subspecies is accepted” is clear.
“No results” is not clear. Does this mean the subspecies is not recognized or does it simply mean that it hasn’t been added to the database yet?
Thanks for any clarifications!