Aroid Cultivar Registration Application

The International Aroid Society(IAS) is the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for the Araceae, with the exception of Calla L. & Zantedeschia. Click here for a list of genera.

Submit a Cultivar for Registration:

Please complete this form to submit an Aroid cultivar for registration.
All fields must be completed for a valid entry.

Correctly completed submissions accepted by the IAS will be published in the annual Aroideana, a publication of the IAS. To receive Aroideana, and many other benefits, Join the International Aroid Society.

About the Cultivar You're Submitting for Registration: *=Required
* Cultivar Genus
* Epithet (Cultivar Name)
The cultivar is from a single species.
Registrant's contact information ( This is YOUR contact information):
* First Name * Last Name * e-mail
Address Telephone
City State/Province Zip/Postal Code Country
Originator's contact information ( This is the person who FOUND or MADE the plant):
  Is the Originator the same person as the Registrant? YES   NO
Namer's contact information ( This is the person who IS NAMING the plant):
  Is the Namer the same person as the Registrant? YES   NO
Information about Publication:
  Has this cultivar name ever appeared in print with descriptive information? YES   NO
Information about Origin:
  When was the cultivar first selected or introduced?
  Did the cultivar arise in the wild or in cultivation? Wild   Cultivated   Unknown
  Whether of wild or cultivated origin, where did it arise?
  How was the plant discovered and how was the name chosen?
  Is the cultivar a seedling or sport? Seedling    Sport    Unknown
    "Parent" or Host of Sport:
  If a seedling or sport, what features distinguish it from the parent(s)?
  If collected, how did it compare to others in the population?
Names, Trademarks and Patents:
  Is the cultivar currently being grown or sold under a different name or number? (provide details):
  Is/will the cultivar be patented? YES   NO
  Is the cultivar currently being sold under
    a trademark name and is that name a registered trademark? YES    NO
Cultivar Description:
Note: Remember that to be eligible to be a cultivar, the original plant must have been propagated and shown to be stable in its characteristics. Although you will describe a typical plant in this section, a single plant is insufficient to be registered as a cultivar.

  The plant being described is years old and is:
       The original seedling    The original sport    Tissue cultured
       A division, cutting or bulbil    Seed propagated    Of an unknown history
    Obtained from: The originator    A nursery    Other/unknown source
   The plant described is growing in
City State Country
   Growing In the open    Under shade    In a greenhouse Unknown
   Plant Habitat: Terrestrial    Epiphytic Aquatic Unknown
   Plant Habit: Clumping    Vining    Unknown
   Plant Growth Rate
   (Compared to parent): Slow    Moderate    Fast    Unknown
  Height Width  
    Plant Size cm cm  
   Does the plant become dormant in an underground structure? YES    NO    Unknown
Leaf Description:
  Width Length 
  Leaf Blade Size cm cm  
  Leaf Shape, Texture and Appearance
    Leaf Shape:   Leaf Margin:
    Leaf Base:   Leaf Texture

    Leaf Form:     Number of Vein Pairs ( range ) :
    Leaf Surface:
  Leaf Color
    Upper surface:
    Lower surface:
   Is the upper surface of the leaf variegated? YES    NO
  Petiole ( Leaf Stalk )
    Petiole Size:     Petiole Shape:

    Petiole Color and Appearance:     Petiole Surface:
Information about Flowering/Fruits/Seeds:
  Has this cultivar ever flowered? YES   NO
Inflorescence Detail:
      Spathe Exterior Color:
      Spathe Interior Color:
      Spathe Size: cm   Spathe Shape:
      Spadix Color:
      Are the male and female flowers mixed or separate on the spadix? Mixed    Separate   
      Is there a detectable fragrance? YES    NO   
      Inflorescence Size: cm
      Does it set seed? YES    NO    Unknown   
Distinguishing Characteristics:
What features make this cultivar unique from other plants of the same genus?
Is the epithet(name) in use in another genus of aroids?   YES   NO   Unknown
Example Pictures:
You may upload up to 3 example pictures of the plant, in JPEG format, of less than 300kB in size. This means you may need to resize the photos before you upload them, using a program like irfanview.
By submitting images through this form, you represent that you are the legal copyright owner of those images and you hereby grant to the International Aroid Society, Inc. a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable copyright license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, and distribute Your Contributions and such derivative works.
( Full Plant )
( Leaf Detail )
( Flower/Fruit )

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