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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Botanical nomenclature - MB120P66
Title: Botanická nomenklatura
Czech title: Botanická nomenklatura
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2011
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Additional information:
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Karol Marhold, CSc.
Teacher(s): prof. RNDr. Karol Marhold, CSc.
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Gabriela Kubátová, Ph.D. (13.04.2006)
Please note, the lectures are given in Czech language. English version of the course can be requested in advance if there are at least 3 students. The course is designed to teach students how to use the international rules of botanical nomenclature. The importance of nomenclature rules. Historic development of nomenclature, botanical congresses, nomenclature committees. International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Basic principles of the Code (priority, starting point, typification, 'Kew-rule', etc.). Detailed explanation of individual articles of the Code; interpretation, using examples to illustrate the principles. Conserved names, rejected names, and names in common use. Literature references for the requirements of botanical nomenclature.
Literature -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Karol Marhold, CSc. (24.10.2019)

Turland, N. J., Wiersema, J. H., Barrie, F. R., Greuter, W., Hawksworth, D. L., Herendeen, P. S., Knapp, S., Kusber, W.-H., Li, D.-Z., Marhold, K., May, T. W., McNeill, J., Monro, A. M., Prado, J., Price, M. J. & Smith, G. F. (eds.) 2018: International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code) adopted by the Nineteenth International Botanical Congress Shenzhen, China, July 2017. Regnum Vegetabile 159. Glashütten: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Greuter W. et al., eds. [translated by Marhold, K.], 2000: Medzinárodný kód botanickej nomenklatúry (Saint Louis Code) [International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code)]. - Zprávy Čes. Bot. Společn., Příloha 2000/1; Bull. Slov. Bot. Spoločn. Suplement 6.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Karol Marhold, CSc. (03.11.2011)

written test and oral examination

Syllabus -
Last update: SUDA (26.04.2002)

1. Importance of the International Code of the Botanical Nomenclature, nomenclatural rules - historical view, international botanical congresses, nomenclature committees.

2. Principles and rules of botanical nomenclature, recommendations. Explanation of individual rules and articles of the Code on examples.

  • taxa, ranks of taxa
  • typification, priority
  • names of taxa in different ranks
  • effective and valid publication
  • citations of author's names and literature for the nomenclatural purposes
  • rejection of names
  • orthography of names
  • specific cases (names of fungi with a pleomorphic life cycle etc.)

3. Practical application of individual articles based on selected examples.


International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Saint Louis Code), ed. Koeltz 2000

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