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Abstract:

During the Nomenclature Section of the XVIII International Botanical Congress that took place in Melbourne, Australia, from 18 to 22 July 2011, it was decided to allow English to be used as an alternative language for producing validating descriptions and diagnoses of new taxa of organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, which is to be renamed the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants; on and after 1 January 2012 this can be done in English or Latin. Until then, names of new non-fossil taxa must continue to be provided with a Latin description or diagnosis in order to be validly published.

Keywords: AND PLANTS; BOTANICAL LATIN; ENGLISH; FUNGI; ORGANISMS COVERED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CODE OF NOMENCLATURE FOR ALGAE; VALID PUBLICATION

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Office of the Chief Director: Biosystematics Research & Biodiversity Collections, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa / H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Department of Plant Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002 South Africa / Centre for Functional Ecology, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Universidade de Coimbra, 3001-455 Coimbra, Portugal 2: Department of Botany, P.O. Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, 6031 South Africa / Centre for Functional Ecology, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Universidade de Coimbra, 3001-455 Coimbra, Portugal 3: National Plant Data Team, East National Technology Support Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 2901 East Lee Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, U.S.A.

Publication date: 2011-10-01

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