International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants

International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants
EditorsChristopher D. Brickell, Crinan Alexander, Janet J. Cubey, John C. David, Marco H.A. Hoffman, Alan C. Leslie, Valéry Malécot, Xiaobai Jin, et al.
CountryThe Netherlands
LanguageEnglish
Release number
9
SubjectCultivated plant taxonomy
PublishedInternational Society for Horticultural Science (June 2016)
Media typePrint
Pages190
ISBN978-94-6261-116-0 (9th ed.)
Preceded by8th edition (October 2009) 
Websitewww.ishs.org/scripta-horticulturae/international-code-nomenclature-cultivated-plants-ninth-edition

The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP), is a guide to the rules and regulations for naming cultigens, plants whose origin or selection is primarily due to intentional human activity.[1] It is also known as Cultivated Plant Code. Cultigens under the purview of the ICNCP include cultivars, Groups (cultivar groups), and grexes. All organisms traditionally considered to be plants (including algae and fungi) are included.[2] Taxa that receive a name under the ICNCP will also be included within taxa named under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants,[3] for example, a cultivar is a member of a species.

  1. ^ Spencer & Cross (2007)
  2. ^ Brickell (2009, p. xi), Preface
  3. ^ Brickell (2009, p. 5), Article 1.2

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