[Taxacom] Disclaimer to avoid accidental botanical publication

Rafaƫl Govaerts R.Govaerts at kew.org
Mon Dec 9 02:48:06 CST 2013

Dear Anthony, the only watertight disclaimer is to say that all new names are accepted provisionally. That would make them all invalid.

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Subject: [Taxacom] Disclaimer to avoid accidental botanical publication

Dear All


I'm helping to edit a field guide to a difficult group of ferns. The author
is sadly no longer with us. There are a number of names used which not been
formally published. Although I don't believe that anything in the guide
would meet the requirements for publication under the Code, I am anxious to
avoid any possibility of accidental publication. I have in mind to state
something such as: "This work is issued with the disclaimer that it is not
intended for the purposes of botanical nomenclature." Would this be
water-tight, or does this need strengthening or changing?


I'm aware that there was some discussion on this with regard to the
Zoological Code on this list a while ago.




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