When trying to describe complex template parameters there is a need to be able to link to a specific documentation page. For instance in in the Taxobox there is a need to link to the main doc page
as there are lots of subtitles in using the template.
Further there is also a need for links in some of the individual parameter.
For the "name" parameter the description currently reads
For plants, see [[Wikipedia:Naming conventions (flora)]]. For all other living things, the name should be the most common vernacular name, when one is in widespread use, and a scientific name otherwise.
as the precise policy on whether plants should be given common or latin names is quite involved. There other places where there is a need to provide links to further information: [[Wikipedia:Conservation status]], [[APG III system]] of classification of flowering plants, [[virus classification]], [[Template:Species list]] and [[Template:Taxon list]] for some sub templates used.
Good documentation requires sufficient detail, more than can be provided in one line.
I've a few thoughts on how this could be implements, the whole template could have a "documentation": "Template:Taxobox/doc". You could allow wikilinks inside the "description" or provide an optional "link" parameter.