Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany

Year : 2018 Volume : 41 Issue : 3-4

Page No : 91-94

ISSN : 0250-9768

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1. Type Concept and its Importance in Plant Nomenclature

M.K. VASUDEVA RAO



Abstract

Plant nomenclature that concerns naming plants for uniformity, stability and universal applicability is an important aspect of systematic studies and has evolved over 150 years once Alphonse de Candolle proposed Lois de la Nomenclature Botanique in 1867 to the present day ICN (International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi and Plants) through ICBN (International Code of Botanical Nomenclature). The 'Type Concept' along with priority is a major principle on which the botanical code rests. The importance and relevance of this concept, various types and development of the thought is briefly presented in the paper. Application of important Articles in the Code concerning type concept are explained, with suitable examples.



Keywords

Type specimen; Typification; Plant nomenclature;
Code; ICN



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