Glossary Term: Dual Nomenclature

(Dual System)

The use of more than one name for a single taxon, was established in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN/ICN) in 1910, to accommodate the problem of naming fungi that exhibit pleomorphic life cycles (Cline 2005). Article 59 of the ICBN/ICN governs the naming of these fungi. The Article has implication for many common fungi that are holomorphic, i.e. that produce both a teleomorph and an anamorph. Dual nomenclature has permitted the use, for any taxon, of either the telomorph or the anamorph name as appropriate.

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