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Re: taxy qstn - PBR?

> Does anyone know what (PBR) in superscript stands for in taxonomy (beer is 
> not the topic)?
> For example:
> On the RHS database, they list:
> Clematis Golden Tiara
> as the preferred selling name for
> Clematis 'Kugotia' (PBR-superscripted)
> I understand that Golden Tiara is the trademark name (or, as they show, the 
> preferred selling name) and that this should not be shown with single 
> quotes.  The single quotes are reserved for use with the plants botanical 
> cultivar name, the name given it by the person who selected or developed 
> it. Usually I'll see a superscript R or TM after the seling name, but what 
> is the superscripted (PBR) after the botanical name?

Hi Kitty,

   It stands for 'Plant Breeder's Rights'; if I remember correctly, it's
   an Aussie/New Zealand thing and doesn't have legal bearing here.


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