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Some outcomes of the Nomenclature Section of the XIXth International Botanical Congress

Ronell R. Klopper, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Gideon F. Smith
Bothalia | Vol 48, No 1 | a2329 | DOI: | © 2018 Ronell R. Klopper, Wilhelm de Beer, Gideon F. Smith | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 November 2017 | Published: 23 May 2018

About the author(s)

Ronell R. Klopper, Biosystematics Research & Biodiversity Collections Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa
Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Gideon F. Smith, Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa; Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal


Background: A Nomenclature Section meeting to amend the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants is held every six years, a week before the International Botanical Congress.
Objectives: To report on some of the outcomes of the Nomenclature Section of the XIXth International Botanical Congress that was held in Shenzhen, China, in July 2017.
Method: Outcomes that are especially relevant to South African botanists and mycologists are summarised from published Nomenclature and General Committee reports, as well as the published report of congress action.
Results: This short note summarises and highlights some of the decisions taken at the Nomenclature Section in China, especially those that are important for South African botanists and mycologists.


Nomenclature; International Botanical Congress; Code


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