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Re: IAC List?

The IAC list is not a continuing process.  It is a list of named hostas that had
not been registered at the time it was issued.  New hostas are theoretically
supposed to be registered, and so are not added to the IAC list.  It's purpose,
as I understand it, was to allow the hosta community to utter the names of
existing unregistered hostas until a certain date without fear of punishment and
to allow time for them to be registered.  After that date, which I don't
remember, if they were not registered, their names could never be spoken again
and all traces of their existance would be banished from the earth, or at least
the U.S.  I don't know if this rule was meant to apply beyond the 12 mile limit
of the U.S., its territories and possessions.  It is my understanding that these
new laws were passed by the Republican controlled House but are not expected to
get through the Senate, and face certain veto if they should.


Lu Treadway wrote:

> Folks, I have a question.  Well, maybe more than one....
> How does a hosta name get to be on the IAC list? I know Dave Stevenson is
> the keeper of the list, but I'm interested in the process. What does it mean
> to be on the list, what's it's purpose?
> There are a few hostas out in the trade that I was surprised weren't on an
> IAC list. I can understand hostas not being registered, but I guess I
> misunderstood the purpose of the IAC list. I also understand new varieties
> not being there, but some that have been around awhile? So I'm coming to my
> 'knowledge source' for help.
> Here are a few examples of hostas that surprised me by not being on the
> list: Hercules, Moerheim, Prairie Land Memories, The Bottom Line, etc.
> Who would put these on the list?
> Thanks so much....
> Lu (Atlanta, Zone 7B)
> Website: www.bigfoot.com/~Hostanut
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