Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

Why Plant Names Change

Coronidium used to be Helichrysum

Coronidium used to be Helichrysum

The Geelong Field Naturalists’ Wider Geelong Flora Lecture will be held on June 9th 7:30 p.m at Friends Room at Geelong Botanic Gardens.

The speaker is Neville Walsh, the 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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