Amending the cultivated plant code
The idea is widely held that decisions concerning the rules by which cultivated plants are named are made by remote and inaccessible bodies but really the process is an open one and anybody can have their say.
Proposals to amend the ICNCP can be submitted for publication in Hanburyana, a journal devoted to cultivated plant taxonomy, or can be emailed to email@example.com. Code proposals should identify which [article] is being addressed and outline in a logical sequence the perceived weakness which it contains, the amendment being suggested and the argument for its adoption.
These proposals are discussed and considered at international symposia for cultivated plant taxonomy which occur every few years at different venues across the world.
At the end of each symposium a final decision is taken over whether to accept or reject each proposal by the IUBS (International Union of Biological Sciences) International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants.