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This talk will be an introduction to the history and importance of the naming of plants, algae and fungi.

Helen gave us another great talk last March on ‘Women in Botany’, and in this talk Helen will cover the history of modern plant naming from just before Linnaeus in 1753 to the formation of the official Rules of Nomenclature in 1906, how they have changed over time and continue to evolve. She will explain some of the most important rules and how scientists make changes every 6 years at the International Botanical Congress.

She will also explain the differences between nomenclature and plant taxonomy and also impart how plant nomenclature impacts not just scientists but even our everyday lives in terms of rules and regulations for products we buy and use.

Heather L Lindon, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Tickets: Donation only. Please book via the Eventbrite ticketing system here: A Brief Introduction to Nomenclature for Plants, Algae and Fungi Tickets, Tue 5 Oct 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

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A Brief Introduction to Nomenclature of Plants, Algae and Fungi

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Date:
5th October
Time:
19:00
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