There are two kinds of formal proposals.
Proposals to amend the Code
Proposals to amend the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants relating specifically to fungi are dealt with by the Fungal Nomenclature Session (FNS) of an International Mycological Congress. Such proposals are published in the journal IMAFungus.
A Synopsis of the proposals will be published in IMA Fungus prior to the Congress.
There is a Guiding vote on the formal proposals prior to the FNS.
Proposals to conserve or reject names
Proposals to conserve, protect or reject names of fungi, along with requests for binding decisions (such as on the confusability of names) are dealt with by permanent nomenclature committees that report to the General Committee on Nomenclature. Proposals to conserve or reject names of fungi and requests for binding decisions are published in the journal Taxon, while proposals to protect or reject names of fungi (in lists) are published in the journal IMA Fungus. Proposals relating to fungi are considered by the Nomenclature Committee for Fungi. Reports of the NCF are published in Taxon and IMA Fungus, at least once a year. Reports of the General Committee are also published in Taxon. Decisions of the NCF and the General Committee are ultimately ratified by the Nomenclature Section of an International Botanical Congress. Names approved for conservation, protection or rejection are listed in Appendices to the Code.
Pdfs of proposals to conserve or reject names of fungi (complete from 2009) are stored here.
Pdfs of requests for binding decisions, relating to names of fungi, are stored here.
Pdfs of lists of fungi submitted for protection or rejection, produced by working groups, are provided on the ICTF website.
The latest Reports of the Nomenclature Committee for Fungi are:
- May TW (2017) Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Fungi – 20. IMA Fungus 8: 189–203 / Taxon 66: 483–495.
- May TW (2017) Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Fungi – 21: lists from working groups. IMA Fungus 8: 205–210 / Taxon 66: 496–499.
Reports of the Nomenclature Committee for Fungi (from 1988) are stored here.