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item Wiersema, John

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/24/2001
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The on-line List of Stabilized Names represents a revised edition of this work. Since the last edition, published in 1988, many changes in nomenclature for the plants treated therein have occurred as a result of recent taxonomic advancements or nomenclatural actions of International Botanical Congresses, the latter reflected in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Saint Louis Code), 2000. The National Plant Germplasm System of USDA/ARS maintains extensive, well-documented data on scientific plant names in its GRIN Taxonomy, which has been a substantial asset in the compilation of this list. Although the data yielding this compilation reside on GRIN, they exist apart from GRIN Taxonomy and the content of these data reflects only what has been approved by ISTA and its Nomenclature Committee. Linkages are provided, however, to the extensive data in GRIN on common names, native distribution, economic impacts, and literature references for the names on the list, although it will be apparent to those who pursue those links that many of the names in GRIN have differing treatments. In fact, a report of all such differences, or searches of these names by taxonomic or other criteria, is available from GRIN. Many of these discrepancies can be rectified with the adoption of Nomenclature Committee proposals by the Angers Congress.