3. Rationale

3.1 The goal of this project is to produce a floristic treatment that is acceptable to the majority of taxonomists and useful to the greatest number of users. Therefore, taxonomic decisions about circumscription and rank of a taxon should promote nomenclatural stability. At the same time, treatments should also reflect present knowledge of the taxa throughout their range worldwide. The classifications should be based on all available evidence and a careful analysis of published literature. For problematic taxa, authors should provide best of their interpretation, and mention other treatments with appropriate references in the discussion section.

3.2 Authors are encouraged to publish their results separately in recognized journals before the pertinent volume of the Flora is published.