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Nomenclatural history;
ICBN principles I, V, and VI (06-Feb-03)1


Linnaeus' Philosophia botanica (1751)

 

A. P. de Candolle - Théorie élémentaire de la botanique (1813)

 

E. G. von Steudel - Nomenclator botanicus (1821, 1840)

 

First International Botanical Congress, Paris (1867)
  - Lois de la nomenclature botanique

 

The "Kew Rule"

 

Rochester Code (1892)

 

Vienna Code (1905)

 

American Code (1907)

 

Fifth International Botanical Congress, Cambridge (1930)
 - International Rules of Botanical Nomenclature

 

Subsequent congresses

Amsterdam, Stockholm, Paris, Montreal, Edinburgh, Seattle, Leningrad, Sydney, Berlin, Tokyo, and most recently, St. Louis (in 2005 back to Vienna).
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I. "Botanical nomenclature is independent of zoological and bacteriological nomenclature. The Code applies equally to names of taxonomic groups treated as plants whether or not these groups were originally so treated (see Pre. 7)."

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V. "Scientific names of taxonomic groups are treated as Latin regardless of their derivation."

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VI. "The Rules of nomenclature are retroactive unless expressly limited."

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Sources

Greuter, W. et al. (2000). International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (St. Louis Code) adopted by the Sixteenth International Botanical Congress St Louis, Missouri, July-August 1999. Electronic version of the original English text. [The printed and only official version of the Code has been published as International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (St Louis Code). Regnum Vegetabile 131. Koeltz Scientific Books, Kšnigstein. ISBN 3-904144-22-7]

Judd et al. (2002), Appendix 1 - Botanical nomenclature.

Lawrence, G. H. M. (1951). Taxonomy of vascular plants. New York, Macmillan.

Porter, C. L. (1967). Taxonomy of flowering plants. San Francisco, W. H. Freeman.


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