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As to the suggestion to merge "botanical nomenclature" and "ICBN". Yes, at moment content of both items is fairly similar, so this is a sensible suggestion. However, "botanical nomenclature" is intended as the cornerstone of the category of the same name, while "ICBN" should refer not so much to the phenomenon of "botanical nomenclature" as to the means whereby this is ruled, the "ICBN". But both would profit by further attention. I will see if I can do something. Brya 07:06, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
- I agree. This article should be the primary organizing center for all articles on the naming of plants, while the ICBN is a codification of rules and decisions about name. Botanical nomenclature began long before the ICBN existed. --EncycloPetey 17:42, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
FYI.....about the info of the topic from academics...
- I think EncycloPetey was right, 220.127.116.11, when he stated in the edit summary that the links you added were not relevant to this page and that you should do better than post a google search to make your point - if you really think those links can't be omitted that is. I followed the links to the google searches you posted and I didn't get a single clue as to what point you were trying to make there. - Wikiklaas (talk) 02:33, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
'Position' in the IBCN
Principle IV of the ICBN says "Each taxonomic group with a particular circumscription, position, and rank can bear only one correct name, the earliest that is in accordance with the Rules, except in specified cases." I've reproduced this in the article, but I can't find (or indeed really understand) how a taxon with the same circumscription and rank could have a different name if it were in a different position. If someone can, it would be good to add an example to the article. Peter coxhead (talk) 17:33, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Nomenclature for botany, which isn't "botanical nomenclature"
I saw the word "cespitose" in the formal description of a plant, and I was trying to find what the word means. It's a word with specific meaning in botany, but it isn't the name of a plant. After some difficulty, I found "Glossary of plant morphology", which answered my question quite well; but it's not obvious to amateurs that morphology is where to look. I guessed that terms like "cespitose" are nomenclature - but apparently I guessed wrong. Can Wikipedians edit this article (Botanical nomenclature) so that users like me have an easier way of finding what we want? Oaklandguy (talk) 00:57, 31 July 2014 (UTC)