Fungal Nomenclature at IMC10: Report of the Nomenclature Sessions.

Redhead, S.A., Demoulin, V., Hawksworth, D.L., Seifert, K.A., and Turland, N.J. (2014). "Fungal Nomenclature at IMC10: Report of the Nomenclature Sessions.", IMA Fungus, 5(2), pp. 449-462. doi : 10.5598/imafungus.2014.05.02.09  Access to full text

Abstract

Three Nomenclature Sessions were convened during the 10th International Mycological Congress (IMC10) in Bangkok on 3–8 August 2014. In addition a Questionnaire was given to all delegates. This Report reviews and summarizes the views expressed in the Sessions and in the responses to the Questionnaire. The issues covered related to aspects of: registration, protected names, forgotten names, pleomorphic fungi, lichenized fungi, typification, diagnoses, and governance. In addition, reports were received from working groups preparing lists of names to be proposed for protection, and controversial cases of competing names were discussed. The Congress was mandated to ratify decisions of the Nomenclature Committee for Fungi (NCF) on the appointment of repositories for the registration of new fungal names. After discussion in the Sessions on the decision of the NCF to appoint three such bodies, a Resolution to that effect was approved by the Congress. The Congress also adopted a Resolution asking that the opinions of mycologists on future directions for the nomenclature of fungi be taken into account in formulating changes in the rules for consideration at the International Botanical Congress in 2017.

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