INTRODUCING INGPUHTM: STABILIZING NOMENCLATURE THROUGH CONSENSUS
While it is acknowledged that significant attempts are being made to regulate horticultural nomenclature at a local, perhaps national level and even at an international level through organizations such as ISTA and UPOV, there is still a degree of divergence between competing nomenclatural systems. The requirement for an international forum to narrow or even close such divergence under the auspices of a recognized international non-governmental organization is discussed. Horticulture requires world-wide acceptance of plant names at all ranks through consensus building systems. The on-line database INGPUH is introduced as a potential vehicle for promoting the stability of generic names and consensus building. How this acts as an internet-based gateway to other nomenclatural databases is demonstrated.
Trehane, P. (2008). INTRODUCING INGPUHTM: STABILIZING NOMENCLATURE THROUGH CONSENSUS. Acta Hortic. 799, 127-132
Codes of nomenclature, databases, gender, generic names, International Association for Cultivated Plant Taxonomy, nothogenera, valid publication