Location: National Germplasm Resources LaboratoryTitle: The International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants in action: the establishment and functioning of Special-purpose Committees
|SMITH, GIDEON - Nelson Mandela University|
|WILSON, KAREN - National Herbarium Of New South Wales|
Submitted to: Taxon
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/29/2019
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: This article discusses how Special-purpose Committees of the International Botanical Congress are formed and how they might operate. These committees evaluate complex topics that deal with how plants and their relatives are named. The committees meet over a period of several years (up to 6) between successive International Botanical Congresses.
Technical Abstract: Between International Botanical Congresses, Special-purpose Committees, previously simply called ‘Special Committees’, fulfil an important function on behalf of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Code) through addressing particular topics assigned to them by the Nomenclature Section of an International Botanical Congress. We give background on the establishment and membership of Special-purpose Committees, as well as recommendations and suggestions on how they could conduct their business.