(Plural = subspp.)
1. Abbreviation for subspecies.
2. Subspecies (commonly abbreviated “subsp.” or “ssp.”) in biological classification is either a taxonomic rank subordinate to species. In botany, subspecies is one of many ranks below that of species, such as variety, subvariety, form, and subform. In mycology, particularly with gilled mushrooms, it is more common to use the term “variety” instead of using “subspecies.”
Created: 2019-06-23 00:30:14 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2019-08-18 12:46:00 PDT (-0700)