[Taxacom] Horticultural nomenclature question from wikipedia

Nadia Talent nadia.talent at utoronto.ca
Wed Mar 23 07:12:57 CDT 2016

Thank you very much John, and thanks to others for replies off-list.

Knowing that there will be a ninth edition soon(ish) is a big help for wikipedia (or "potentially a big help" might be a more accurate statement, since it’s rather a battleground in there). I’ve also been advised in other replies that the ICNCP becomes effective when it is published, so it differs from the ICN/ICBN in that there is no authoritative published list of accepted proposals that should be consulted before that point. In the meantime, anyone with the necessary fortitude can do battle in wikipedia with the eighth edition in hand.

Best wishes,

Nadia Talent
Research Associate,
Royal Ontario Museum,
Green Plant Herbarium (TRT),
Department of Natural History,
100 Queen's Park,
Toronto, Canada, M5S 2C6

On Mar 23, 2016, at 8:17, John McNeill <johnm at rom.on.ca> wrote:

> Dear Nadia:
> There is a brief list of the previous editions of the ICNCP on page xix of the eighth edition.  I will send a bibliographically fuller list to you directly as I believe that Taxacom does not handle attachments
> In an e-mail on Wed 09/12/2015 from John David, one of the main editors of the forthcoming ninth edition of the ICNCP he wrote: "As you will also be aware the ICNCP is horrendously behind, although I am confident that this will finally go to print in January". I do not know whether or not it did, but it looks as though the ninth edition will be published soon.
> Besr wishes,  John 
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