During the Nomenclature Section of the X V III International Botanical Congress that took place in Melbourne, Australia,
from 18 to 22 July 2011, it was decided to allow English to be used as an alternative language for producing validating
descriptions and diagnoses of new taxa of organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, which is
to be renamed the international Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants; on and after I January 2012 this can be
done in English or Latin. Until then, names of new non-fossil taxa must continue to be provided with a Latin description or
diagnosis in order to be validly published.