IAPT - International Association for Plant Taxonomy

IAPT is dedicated to organismal biodiversity extending to recognition, organisation, evolution, and naming of plants and fungi, both living and fossil. To those wishing to be at the forefront of these issues, membership in IAPT will be rewarding. The IAPT maintains the International Bureau for Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature, and engages in a wide range of activities consistent with its focus.

Information on Membership and Application

The IAPT was founded in 1950 to carry out projects of interest and concern to systematic botanists which require or profit from international cooperation. By 2012, for example, no less than 154 volumes of the series Regnum Vegetabile had been published, including such well-known titles as the numerous editions of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (now International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants), the Index Nominum Genericorum, Taxonomic Literature (two editions), and Index Herbariorum (pt. 1 and 2). In addition, six issues of the journal TAXON are published each year, the annual volume presently consisting of 1800 pages.

IAPT is responsible for the establishment and functioning of inter-Congress nomenclature committees and for the organization and execution of the nomenclature sessions at each International Botanical Congress.

In addition to TAXON and other obvious benefits of membership, current volumes of the Regnum Vegetabile series are available to members at reduced prices. Our web page lists those volumes still in print.

Membership may be obtained by submitting a printout of the appropriate application form (Student members, all other members) and sent to IAPT Managing office (see address below), with a cheque for the appropriate amount made payable to the IAPT, or by the Online form. It is requested that cheque payments be made in EUR or U.S. dollars (in latter case drawn on a U.S. bank). However, facilities are provided to pay by credit card or to an account in Geneva.


c/o Institute of Botany, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Managing Secretary: Dipl.-Ing. Eva Senková
Dubravska cesta 9, SK-845 23, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA
TEL.: +421-2-59426-151, FAX: +421-2-59426-150

Membership Application The membership categories and fees are as follows:

Individual Premium1 EUR 80 USD 85
Family Premium2 EUR 6 USD 7
Individual Digital3 EUR 56 USD 60
Family Digital2 EUR 8 USD 7
Developing Country Individual (digital)4 EUR 42 USD 45
Developing Country Family2 EUR 7 USD 7
Student (digital)5 EUR 15 USD 17
Emeritus (digital) EUR 50 USD 53
Life6 EUR 1275 USD 1360
Life Family7 EUR 30 USD 35
Supporting Individual EUR 486 USD 520
Corporate Patron8 EUR 2525 USD 2700

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