|In a message dated 5/19/01 9:35:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
It happens because of the rules of the AHS. There are
obviously identical or nearly identical plants being sold under different
but that's what the AHS dictates.
Chick, it is not the AHS that makes the registration rules. Rather the
ICNCP is established by an International Committee of the United Nations'
UNESCO. The AHS does not even get a vote on the rules, but, if it wants to
be the IRA (International Registration Authority) it must agree to follow
them. If we do not, the Royal Horticultural Society, has indicated on
several occasions that it would be glad to do it.
Kevin P. Walek