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OT: New Directory of International Registration Authorities (IRAs)

Iris-listers--this might be of interest, given the recent discussions about
registration and AIS.

>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Date:         Tue, 29 Aug 2000 12:45:54 +0100
>Reply-To:     Piers Trehane <Dvader@INDHORT.DEMON.CO.UK>
>Sender:       Taxacom Discussion List <TAXACOM@USOBI.ORG>
>From:         Piers Trehane <Dvader@INDHORT.DEMON.CO.UK>
>Subject:      New Directory of International Registration Authorities (IRAs)
>To:           TAXACOM@USOBI.ORG
>Status: U
>To all Taxacomers with an interest in cultivated plant taxonomy and
>A new, fully revised directory of International Registration Authorities
>(IRAs) is now available at:
>For your information: IRAs have been in existence for over 40 years and
>they are set up and maintained by the International Society for
>Horticultural Science. There are presently 66 IRAs covering a diversity
>of taxonomic groups from family to species. Their prime role is to
>record validly published (established) cultivar names within "their"
>taxonomic group(s). They are contracted to operate with the relevant
>Codes of nomenclature.
>The suite of IRA web pages contain a great deal of information
>concerning the naming of cultivars and the registration process. At the
>heart of the pages is a list of the taxonomic groups covered: this is
>gradually being extended to include all groups known to contain variants
>which may be deemed as being cultivars.
>A useful feature is a pop-up glossary of terms encountered in the pages.
>Please pass this information on to all your colleagues with an interest
>in cultivated plant taxonomy.
>I should be glad to receive any comments, especially notice of any
>Piers Trehane
>Piers Trehane
>Chairman, International Society for Horticultural Science's Commission for
>Nomenclature and Registration

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
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