Criteria for minimum description of taxa of actinomycetes is given with this paper. It can be concluded that specialists and senior taxonomists have responsibilities to their profession. Experience acquired from years of exposure to the developing field of actinomycete systematics should be consolidated in a useful manual. It is time for actinomycete taxonomists to unite. Let us unify our objectives to 1) provide standards for minimum description of taxa and 2) to provide useful keys to these taxa.