Africa Loses the ACACIA

Outcome of events of the Nomenclatural Session at the International Botanical Congress in Melbourne Australia,

Africa Loses the ACACIA

Outcome of events of the Nomenclatural Session at the International Botanical Congress in Melbourne Australia,

In a vote taken during the nomenclatural session at the internationsl botanical congress it was decided that Africans and Asians can no longer use Acacia. This will have negative scientific and economic effects. the change has been described by Ashley Nicolas:

"It was an interesting and disheartening process clearly showing Nomenclatural Imperialism at work -- a population of some 14 million people have managed to walk over the needs of some 2 billion people in Africa and Asia; many of which do not know and will not understand why the name Acacia was stolen from them."

 

 

 

 


 

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