International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature 1.0
Phytoliths, nomenclature, systematic, description, code
Background Phytoliths (microscopic opal silica particles produced in and between the cells of many plants) are a very resilient, often-preserved type of microfossil and today, phytolith analysis is widely used in palaeoenvironmental studies, botany, geology and archaeology. To date there has been little standardization in the way phytoliths are described and classified.
• Scope This paper presents the first International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature (ICPN), proposing an easy to follow, internationally accepted protocol to describe and name phytoliths.
Original Publication Citation
Madella, M., A. Alexandre, and T.Ball. 2005.International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature 1.0. Annals of Botany 96(2):253-260.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Madella, Marco; Alexandre, A.; and Ball, Terry, "International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature 1.0" (2005). Faculty Publications. 3540.
Annals of Botany
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