[Taxacom] Call for proxy votes for the forthcomingInternational Botanical Congress

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Wed Jul 6 17:44:54 CDT 2011

In other words if not enough Africans use the services of those who have
the power to make the change then too bad.

Nothing more stable than keeping a type name with a type.

John Grehan 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Kirk [mailto:p.kirk at cabi.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 4:54 PM
To: John Grehan; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: RE: [Taxacom] Call for proxy votes for the
forthcomingInternational Botanical Congress

This is NOT for the convenience of taxonomists, african or otherwise ...
it's for the convenience of the users of the services taxonomist provide
- paramount of which is a stable method of naming taxonomic groups.

From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
[taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] on behalf of John Grehan
[jgrehan at sciencebuff.org]
Sent: 06 July 2011 18:20
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Call for proxy votes for the forthcoming
International Botanical Congress

Fred R. Barrie, Secretary

-----   Botanical nomenclature has always been governed in a democratic
General Committee for Botanical Nomenclature

Even democracy can be abused. If I am correct that the current Type is
for an African taxon, then one might ask how many botanical
nomenclaturists are in Africa vs in Australia-South America. Perhaps I
am wrong, but it might seem as if non-Africans are making a grab for
what is currently an African type to suit their (non-African)
convenience, never might the convenience of African taxonomists.

John Grehan


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