"> The latin diagnosis provided a common reference for all botanists. Regardless of the language or character set, one could at least get an idea of the tsaxon from it. It provided a rich yet accurate way of describing plants. I fear botany is going to suffer as a result of the ensuing chaos." Absolutely yes. On countless occasions THE formal reference is the Latin description. Let's not panic tho: it needs to be ratified. I can not imagine ourselves having to learn a dozen different languages for the interpretation of the species descriptions.