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  Re: [Aroid-l] Zantedeschia
From: "Derek Burch" <derek at horticulturist.com> on 2011.02.12 at 13:40:39(21937)

The Koninklijke Algemeene Vereniging voor
Bloembollencultuur (KAVB) is the International
Registration Authority for Zantedeschia. I have not tried to track their list
down on the site, so don’t know if they have been more successful that I
have in trying to get the rest of the family’s cultivars tracked down.

By the way there is nothing hard about “hybrid”
– the product of crossing two related but not identical plants, and “cultivar”
– a single plant that was considered different enough to be worth
slapping a name onto, having tested to see that it comes true when propagated
by any method except seed. These are pretty sloppy definitions that I will not
go to court over, but not too bad. The cultivar name is only “registered”
when it has gone through the process of appearing in a dated print
publication with a description, without that it is really only a trade name or
a label name ( no one can stop you calling a plant growing in your garden by
whatever name you please, but it becomes a little more iffy when it is offered
commercially under a name that has not be “legitimised” [can’t
think of a better word] by registration. The fairly small nuisance of
registering the name, and of the fact that it doesn’t give any protection
except if the industry is willing to do it to “police” itself, may
be the reason that I have not been able to sell the idea of cultivar
registration to the aroid community, much to my chagrin.




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