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Plant taxonomy - sources for library and other research: Rules & regulations for naming

International Code of Nomenclature...

The current version of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants was published in 2012 and is based on decisions on rules and recommendations made by the XVIII International Botanical Congress, held in Melbourne, Australia in July 2011. The code and subsequent appendices (also known as the Melbourne Code) are available both in print and electronically. The Melbourne Code supercedes all previous codes.


Information sources about the Code


Web Sources:


  • Current Science article on changes in the Melbourne Code
  • Taxon article on changes in the Melbourne Code
  • New Phytologist article on electronic publication in the Melbourne Code