Some outcomes of the Nomenclature Section of the XIXth International Botanical Congress
Keywords:Nomenclature, International Botanical Congress;, Code
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