[Taxacom] Newsflash from Melbourne

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Jul 20 06:20:39 CDT 2011

P.S. If you want to know who to credit for the really
early date (2012): it is Pauline Ladiges (Melbourne)
and Alexander Sennikow (Helsinki) respectively.


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Van: dipteryx at freeler.nl [mailto:dipteryx at freeler.nl]
Verzonden: wo 20-7-2011 11:42
Aan: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
CC: dipteryx at freeler.nl
Onderwerp: Newsflash from Melbourne
Yes, the Melbourne Congress proves to be very decisive.
Not only did it go from a requirement of Latin to one of
either Latin or English and allowed electronic publication
(in anything with an ISSN or ISBN-number) but it did so
effective from 1 Jan 2012, that is well before the new Code
will be published. This is a novum, as always new provisions
came into effect (some four months) after publication of the
Code. By the time the Code will be published, it will
retroactively (by some eight months) have allowed both
English and electronic publication.

The Congress also decided "to let Australia have the Acacia
name" by some two-to-one majority: it is good to have such a
decisive majority, although I would have preferred to have it
come out the other way round. There is now some politicking
going on, concerning three "compromise" solutions, but so far
none of them is expected to live.

Also, the title of the Code is to be altered, no more ICBN!

On a more personal note, I was happy to see the "Epacridoideae"
proposal pass yesterday (that is, if Epacridaceae is treated
as a subfamily it is to be named Epacridoideae). As some may
remember this came out of a question asked on this taxacom list.
So, in a way it is a case of "taxacom amends the ICBN".


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