Why Plant Names Change

WIDER GEELONG FLORA LECTURE

June 9th 7:30 p.m.
Geelong Botanic Gardens – Friends Room.

Speaker: Neville Walsh, Senior Conservation Botanist at the
Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne

“Why Plant Names Change”

“Moving the goalposts”-Plant nomenclature in a molecular age.
The “rules “of plant nomenclature and the ways these rules have been broken in the past, necessitating changes and finding ways to maintain stability.
Inevitably, molecular advances are increasingly throwing light on plant relationships
and influencing name changes.

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