Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Fungal nomenclature

The nomenclature of fungi is governed by the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants. Changes to the Code made at the International Botanical Congress in Melbourne in July 2011, dramatically affect fungal nomenclature. Decisions made at the Congress mean that one fungus can have only one correct name. Previously, the sexual and asexual states of the same fungus were often given separate names based on the different morphology of the spores and spore-producing structures of the sexual and asexual spores respectively. A requirement introduced at the Congress was that any new fungal names must be formally registered.

Landcare Research staff involved with the implementation of the new rules include:


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