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  New Colocasias at Winterberry
From: "Derek Burch" derek at horticulturist.com> on 2003.01.12 at 18:04:28(9825)
Brian, I am glad that you have owned up to starting yet another bunch of
wild names through the horticultural community. You didn't necessarily do
anything wrong, except that unless these are selections which you have made,
and which will be propagated vegetatively, you should not be using these
names in the "cultivar" form.
You can start all the common names you want (e.g. Pink Princess colocasia),
but if you want to establish a cultivar name you should be registering it
with IAS as the International Registration Authority for aroids. This
involves a sensible description and, if possible, illustrations. It must
also appear in print in a distributed publication. The requirements are not
nearly as stringent as for naming a species (for example, publication in a
printed catalogue will suffice), but are still fairly definite.
Please try to get hold of the 'International Code of Nomenclature for
Cultivated Plants' and also contact the IAS registrar to explain anything
that you don't understand. You can also write to me off line if I can help
you (derek@horticulturist.com)

From: "brian williams" pugturd50 at hotmail.com> on 2003.01.12 at 23:37:55(9829)
Thanks I was very worried about naming the plants. As I would hate to have
angered someone else who possibly discovered them or originally named them.
But as I said before. No one seemed to know anything about these. The good
thing was that winterberry farms said was they would change the name if I
had found the actual right name. I did on one but they liked my name better
so put the older name in quotations. I told them that would be find as long
as they had at least both.

Now as far and getting them registered. I am very interested in this and
would think others might be also. Were can I find the info on that and how
would I even going about starting it? I had heard the aroid society had been
working on this hybrid naming as well as new forms. So if you can send me
all the info I would need to do this right. THANKS

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