Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Problems with the publication of original diagnoses of associations; syntaxonomic and nomenclatural implications

Jaroslav Moravec

Resum


Association -the basic rank in the hierarchical system of syntaxa- must be defined by means of at least one vegetation relevé to be published validly. The same is true for subassociation. The Code of Phytosociological Nomenclature recommends publishing at least 10 relevés in the original diagnosis of these syntaxa. The difficulty of printing phytosociological tables can be overcome by publication of vegetation relevés and constancy tables in non-tabular form.

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