Valid name (botany)

In botanical nomenclature, a valid name is a name that meets the requirements in the "ICBN" for valid publication. Valid publication of a name represents the minimum requirements for a botanical name to exist: therefore a botanical name inescapably is always valid. If a name is not validly published then it is not a botanical name. Thus an "invalid name" is not a botanical name: as far as the "ICBN" is concerned an invalid name has the same status as a common name, a vernacular name, etc. That is: it has no status.

Nevertheless invalid names are somewhat in use, this may occur when a taxonomists finds and recognises a taxon and thinks of a name, but delays in publishing this in an adequate manner. A common reason for this is that a taxonomist intends to write a "magnum opus" that provides an overview of the group he is working on, rather than a series of small papers. In practice this causes problems.

See also

* valid name (zoology)

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Valid name (zoology) — In zoological nomenclature, the valid name of a taxon is the zoological name that is to be used for that taxon following the rules in the ICZN . In other words: a valid name is the correct zoological name of a taxon. See also * correct name… …   Wikipedia

  • Correct name (botany) — In botany, the correct name according to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) is the one and only botanical name that is to be used for a particular taxon, when that taxon has a particular circumscription, position and rank.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • botany — /bot n ee/, n., pl. botanies. 1. the science of plants; the branch of biology that deals with plant life. 2. the plant life of a region: the botany of Alaska. 3. the biology of a plant or plant group: the botany of deciduous trees. 4. (sometimes… …   Universalium

  • Conserved name — Contents 1 Botany 1.1 Effects 1.2 Procedure 2 Zoology …   Wikipedia

  • Priority (botany) — Priority is a fundamental principal of modern botanical nomenclature. Essentially, it is the principle of recognising the first valid application of a name to a plant. There are two aspects to this: # The first valid name given to a plant shall… …   Wikipedia

  • Author citation (botany) — In botanical nomenclature, author citation refers to citing the person (or group of people) who validly published a botanical name, i.e. who first published the name while fulfilling the formal requirements as specified by the International Code… …   Wikipedia

  • taxonomy — taxonomic /tak seuh nom ik/, taxonomical, adj. taxonomically, adv. taxonomist, taxonomer, n. /tak son euh mee/, n. 1. the science or technique of classification. 2. Biol. the science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and… …   Universalium

  • Synonym (taxonomy) — In scientific nomenclature, a synonym is a scientific name that is or was used for a taxon of organisms that also goes by a different scientific name.[1][2] For example, Linnaeus was the first to give a scientific name (under the currently used… …   Wikipedia

  • Salvia divinorum — Salvia divinorum …   Wikipedia

  • Nomenclature codes — or codes of nomenclature are the various rulebooks that govern biological taxonomic nomenclature, each in their own broad field of organisms. To an end user who only deals with names of species, with some awareness that species are assignable to… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.