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Chronology of recent relevant matters concerning the proposal to conserve Acacia with a conserved type

  • Jul. 2005: On 16 July the Nomenclature Section of the XVII International Botanical Congress in Vienna , Austria , voted to accept the Spermatophyta Committee's recommendation to conserve the name Acacia by retypifying it with a new type as proposed by Orchard & Maslin (2003). This decision was subsequently ratified at the Plenary Session of the Congress on 23 July.
  • May. 2005: Papers published in Taxon presenting the cases for (Orchard & Maslin) and against (Luckow et al .) conserving the name Acacia with a new type.
  • Nov 2004: Paper published by Maslin & Orchard in response to Pedley's (2004) paper concerning Racosperma. The Maslin & Orchard papers may be viewed on World Wide Wattle in Acacia Study Group Newsletter 93: 7-12.
  • Sep.-Nov 2004: Decision of Committee for Spermatophyta receives attention in Australian public media. An article titled 'Our wattle gets special naming rights' published by James Woodford in Sydney Morning Herald on 24 Sept. This article is available on the web. A number of ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) radio stations interview Bruce Maslin concerning this issue: ABC Albany, Western Australia (interview with Clare Valley), ABC Adelaide, South Australia (inteview with Grant Adams - went to air on 3 Sept.), ABC Riverina, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales (interview with Anne Delaney - went to air on 4 Nov.)
  • Aug. 2004: Report by Secretary of Committee for Spermatophyta concerning acceptance of Orchard & Maslin proposal to retypify Acacia was published in Taxon 53(3): 826-829. This report is available on the web.
  • Aug. 2004: Announcement of Spermatophyta Committee's decision to accept Orchard & Maslin proposal posted on the Australian Botanic Gardens website.
  • Aug. 2004: Article by Maslin & Orchard (2004) concerning Spermatophyta Committee's decision to accept proposal to retypify Acacia. This article is available on the web in the September issue of Australian Plants Online.
  • June 2004: Article by Orchard & Maslin concerning Spermatophyta Committee's decision to accept proposal to retypify Acacia was submitted to ASBS Newsletter for publication. View a PDF file of the manuscript that was submitted for publication. The proposed new type of Acacia is A. penninervis.
  • June 2004: Committee for Spermatophyta voted to accept the Orchard & Maslin proposal to retypify Acacia. Report by committee's Secretary, Dr. R. Brummitt, submitted for publication to Taxon. (This report has now been published and is available on the web.)
  • March 2004: Paper published by Maslin responding to issues raised by Walker & Simpson (see Feb. 2004). View a pdf file of the manuscript that was submitted for publication.
  • Feb. 2004: Article published by Pedley (2004) advancing arguments for the adoption of Racosperma over Acacia for the Australian species. This article may be viewed on World Wide Wattle in Acacia Study Group Newsletter 90: 3-5.
  • Feb. 2004: Additional documentation submitted by the Secretary of the Committee for Spermatophyta to Committee Members (see Dec. 2003).
  • Feb. 2004: Article published by Walker & Simpson (2004) advancing a alternative view to the Orchard and Maslin proposal of May 2003.
  • Feb. 2004: Notice submitted by B.R. Maslin to editors of various Australian newsletters advising that it is inappropriate at present to adopt the name Racosperma; a similar notice also sent to the Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Dec. 2003: Paper published by L. Pedley (2003) effecting remaining combinations of Australian Acacias into Racosperma.
  • Dec. 2003. Relevant documentation submitted by the Secretary of the Committee for Spermatophyta to Members of that Committee in order that they may assess the Orchard/Maslin proposal to conserve Acacia with a conserved type.
  • 2003: Various articles published by Australian amateur groups, largely expressing support for the Orchard and Maslin proposal (see Wattle become of Acacia for references to these articles).
  • May 2003: Formal proposal published by Orchard and Maslin (2003) to conserve Acacia with a conserved type.
  • March 2003: Paper published by Maslin et al. (2003) suggesting that it is timely to accept formal subdivision of Acacia into a number of segregate genera.

References

Luckow, M. et al. (2005). Acacia : the case against moving the type to Australia . Taxon 54(2): 513-519.

Maslin, B.R. (2004). Response to Walker and Simpson views on the Orchard and Maslin ICBN Proposal 1584 to conserve the name Acacia with a conserved type. Australian Systematic botany Society Newsletter 118: 15-19. View a PDF file of the manuscript that was submitted for publication.

Maslin, B.R., Miller, J.T. and Seigler, D.S. (2003). Overview of the generic status of Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Australian Systematic Botany 16(1): 1–18. An abstract of this paper (together with a provision to purchase the whole article) is available from CSIRO Publishing.

Maslin, B.R. and Orchard, A.E. (Tony) (2004). Most Australian Wattles likely to remain Acacia. Acacia Study Group Newsletter 92: 5-7. This same article is also available on the web in the September issue of Australian Plants Online.

Maslin, B.R. and Orchard, A.E. (2004a). Response to Pedley's paper titled 'Another view of Racosperma' published in Acacia Study Group Newsletter 90: 3-5 (2004). Acacia Study Group Newsletter 93: 7-12. This article may be viewed on World Wide Wattle.

Orchard, A.E. and Maslin, B.R. (2003). Proposal to conserve the name Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) with a conserved type. Taxon 52(2): 362–363. A web download of this paper is available.

Orchard, A.E. and Maslin, B.R. (2005). The case for conserving Acacia with a new type. Taxon 54(2): 509-512.

Pedley, L. (2003). A synopsis of Racosperma C. Mart. (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Austrobaileya 6: 445-496.

Pedley, L. (2004). Another view of Racosperma. Acacia Study Group Newsletter 90: 3-5. This article may be viewed on World Wide Wattle.

Walker, J. and Simpson, J. (2004). An alternative view to ICBN Proposal 1584 to conserve the name Acacia (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) with a conserved type. Australian Systematic Botany Newsletter 117: 17-21.

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