New Code of Nomenclature

Piers Trehane qp at
Wed Oct 25 12:46:10 EST 1995

                 Publication of the new, fully revised  
      *                    CULTIVATED PLANTS                    *  
                    (ICNCP or Cultivated Plant Code)  
      Trehane, P., Brickell, C.D., Baum, B.R., Hetterscheid, W.L.A.,  
     Leslie, A.C., McNeill, J., Spongberg, S.A., Vrugtman, F. (ed.);  
  The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995 
       (ICNCP or Cultivated Plant Code), Quarterjack Publishing,  
                    Wimborne, UK. ISBN: 0 948117 01 X  
     This completely revised and up-dated 6th edition (the last being  
     issued in 1980) is the international rule-book for the accurate  
        naming of agricultural, forestry and horticultural plants.  
      The Rules are drawn up by the International Commission for the  
     Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants, a body acting under the aegis  
        of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS).  
      These Rules are divided into Articles, Recommendations and Notes  
     which define the basic categories of cultivated plants and how to  
                     form and stabilize their names.  
       A number of appendices, including directories of registration  
        authorities, a quick-guide to forming new names, a list of  
      existing check-lists and registers and an extensive glossary,  
       make this edition a totally indispensable reference work for  
       all those dealing with the proper names of cultivated plants.  

                          An essential tool for:

             Plantsmen * The Nursery Trade * Raisers of New Plants
                             Keen gardeners
                      Authors * Journalists * Editors
                 Compilers of plant lists and directories
              Governmental bodies * Registration authorities

  Publication details:  
  Size: 240 x 163 mm  
  Cover: paperback, laminated  
  Extent: 192 pages  
  ISBN: 0 948117 01 X  
  Publication date: 21st November, 1995  
  Price: 18.50 UK Pounds 
  Foreword                                                         vii  
  Membership of the International Commission for  
                 the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants              ix  
  Preface                                                           xi  
  Comparison between the 1980 Code and this edition                xiv  
  Important dates in this Code                                     xvi  
  PREAMBLE                                                           1  
DIVISION I: PRINCIPLES                                               3  
DIVISION II: RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS                               6  
Chapter I: General provisions                                        6  
  Article 1: Relationship with the International  
                         Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN)       6  
Chapter II: Definitions                                              6  
  Article 2: The cultivar                                            9  
  Article 3: Selections and maintenances                            10  
  Article 4: The cultivar-group                                     10  
  Article 5: The graft-chimaera                                     12  
  Article 6: Denomination classes                                   12  
  Article 7: International Registration Authorities                 13  
  Article 8: Publication                                            14  
  Article 9: Establishment                                          14  
  Article 10: Accepted epithets                                     14  
  Article 11: Trade designations                                    15  
  Article 12: Standards                                             15  
Chapter III: Limitation of the principle of precedence              16  
  Article 13: Starting points in nomenclature                       16  
  Article 14: Conservation and retention of cultivar epithets       16  
  Article 15: Precedence in cultivar-group epithets                 17  
Chapter IV: Nomenclature of taxa of cultivated plants               18  
  Article 16: Names of wild plants brought into cultivation         18  
  Article 17: Names and epithets of cultivars                       19  
  Article 18: Designations of selections and maintenances           24  
  Article 19: Names and epithets of cultivar-groups                 24  
  Article 20: Names and epithets of graft-chimaeras                 26  
Chapter V: Effective and valid publication                          27  
  Article 21: Conditions of publication                             27  
  Article 22: Conditions of establishment                           28  
  Article 23: Date of publication and establishment                 30  
  Article 24: Citation of authors' names                            30  
Chapter VI: Choice, re-use and rejection of epithets                31  
  Article 25: Choice of epithets                                    31  
  Article 26: Re-use of epithets                                    32  
  Article 27: Rejection of epithets and names                       33  
Chapter VII: Translation and transliteration                        33  
  Article 28: Translation and transliteration of epithets           33  
Chapter VIII: Orthography, gender and typography                    34  
  Article 29: Orthography of epithets                               34  
  Article 30: Gender of names and epithets                          36  
  Article 31: Typography of names and epithets                      37  
Chapter IX: Standards                                               37  
  Article 32: Designation of Standards                              37  
Appendix I:     Notes for International Registration  
                                                     Authorities    41  
Appendix II:    Directory of International Registration  
                                                     Authorities    46  
Appendix III:   Directory of statutory plant registration  
                                                     authorities    61  
Appendix IV:    List of denomination classes                        66  
Appendix V:     List of conserved epithets                          69  
Appendix VI:    Herbaria maintaining Standards                      70  
Appendix VII:   The nomenclatural filter                            74  
Appendix VIII:  Quick guide for new cultivar names                  80  
Appendix IX:    Latin names of plants                               84  
Appendix X:     Flow chart of nomenclatural bodies and processes    88  
Appendix XI:    Checklists of ornamental cultivars                  89  
Appendix XII:   Glossary                                           141  
Index to Scientific names                                          163  
Subject Index                                                      167  
                       PUBLICATION: 21 NOVEMBER, 1995  
           For further information on how to obtain this important  
                  reference work direct from the publisher,
            send your name and address with the message "details" to  
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          Further details will be forwarded to you in early November. 

                          <Trade enquiries welcome>

      Note: Members of IAPT will be entitled to their usual discount and
        should consult the back cover of the November issue of TAXON

Piers Trehane
Chief Editor

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