The International Code for Nomenclature is now online

The International Code for Nomenclature is now online

The International Code for Nomenclature of Algae, Fungi and Plants, also known as the Melbourne Code is now online. The Code governs the names of all fungi and it was impatiently awaited by mycologists as it introduces a number of important changes of the rules for nomenclature of fungi. On the first glance superficial, but in fact rather important is the mention of fungi yet in its title, as all older codes were named “International Code for Botanical Nomenclature”, thus diminishing the importance of fungi as a separate kingdom.

Here is the link to the online edition of the new Code:

http://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/main.php