J Syst Evol ›› 2007, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (2): 251-255.DOI: 10.1360/aps07028

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Main changes in the new edition of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature——the “Vienna Code”

1 2ZHANG Li-Bing*, 3 YANG Qin-Er, 1Nicholas J. TURLAND, 4 John MCNEILL   

  1. 1 (Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, Missouri 63166, U.S.A.)
    2 (Chengdu Institute of Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China)
    3 (State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China)
    4 (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, Scotland, U.K.)Libing.Zhang@mobot.org
  • Received:2007-02-15 Published:2007-03-18

Abstract: The rules that govern scientific naming in botany (including phycology and mycology) are revised at Nomenclature Section meetings at successive International Botanical Congresses. The most recent edition of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Vienna Code) embodies the decisions of the XVII International Botanical Congress held in Vienna in 2005 and supersedes the Saint Louis Code. This paper presents an account of the main differences between the two Codes, including those related with starting points, effective publication, valid publication, fossil plants, pleomorphic fungi, orthography, and the Appendices.

Key words: Nomenclature, Vienna Code, main changes