Title

International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature 1.0

Keywords

Phytoliths, nomenclature, systematic, description, code

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005-8

Publisher

Annals of Botany

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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