short note

Guidelines for proposals to conserve or reject names of syntaxa

Willner, Wolfgang; Theurillat, Jean-Paul; Čarni, Andraž; Pallas, Jens; Weber, Heinrich E.


This paper explains how to apply for conservation or rejection of names of syntaxa according to the International Code of Phytosociological Nomenclature. First, authors have to submit a written proposal with all relevant details to be published in the Section “Phytosociological Nomenclature” of Phytocoenologia after formal editing. Then, from time to time, the Committee for Changes and Conservation of Names (CCCN) of the Working Group for Phytosociological Nomenclature (GPN) will evaluate the published proposals and make recommendations to accept or reject them. Finally, the GPN Assembly will vote on these recommendations and publish the decision.


international code of phytosociological nomenclature (icpn)syntaxonomyphytosociological nomenclaturenomen ambiguumnomen conservandumnomenclature commission