From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2007.03.13 at 21:27:32(15410)|
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:20 AM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : [Aroid-l] Names for different forms?
This all goes back to an issue that to date has not been 'solved' by the
aroid group, and which is a VERY difficult issue, namely the cultivar names
and the correct registering of these names according to whatever
horticultural rules/laws that may apply.
The IAS has nominated several people over the past several years ( I can
recall at least three) to do something about setting up some sort of
registry to legitimize some or all of these names which are being bantered
about, but to date I think the progress on instituting this system is not in
place or even being worked on.
I have mentioned on several occasions that when man collectes a certain
plant from nature, he usually selects one which to him is the most
attractive out of several hundred, maybe thousands of other 'less
attractive' specimens he may see in the field. All of these plants, both
the 'attractive' ones AND the less attractive ones are still all variations
of ONE species.
All I can suggest at this time is that you make a label that explains what
the particular clone or var. of that plant is, for example Philodendron
stenolobum var. narrow/wavy/long leaf, and/or P. stenolobum var. short and
broad leaf, or 'Anthurium warocqueanum var. Murline Lydon minature', vs.
'Anthu. warocqueanum var. large leaf '. Collection data and collectors
name would be another good bit of information to keep with all wild
Perhaps Derek Burch can give some sort of suggestion or soloution that may
serve you guys better??