The International Association for Cultivated Plant Taxonomy (IACPT) was recently formed during the fifth International Symposium on the Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants to provide necessary leadership in the field of taxonomy and nomenclature of cultivated plants.
Members of the IACPT include taxonomists, international cultivar registration authorities, representatives of plant breeders rights authorities, industry scientists and specialists and public garden professionals. The IACPT council for the United States includes John Wiersema, Michael Dosmann and Dennis Collins.
To achieve its goals, the association will sponsor symposia, publish a journal dedicated to cultivated plant taxonomy, develop databases and online resources for improving stability in the nomenclature of cultivated plants and become a vehicle for discussion on the implementation of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP).
For more information on the IACPT, go to www.iacpt.net.