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National identity and international science: The case of Acacia

Carruthers, Jane; Robin, Libby


The article considers the role that history and botanical politics played during the nomenclatural debates surrounding the decision taken at the XVII International Botanical Congress (IBC) in Vienna in 2005 to conserve the genus Acacia with the type A. penninervis, an acacia from the Australian group, and the confirmation of this decision at the XVIII IBC in Melbourne in 2011. What was unusual about this issue was that it was contested in the public media as well as in professional botanical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Historical Records of Australian Science
DOI: 10.1071/HR12002


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