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Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden
  • From: SelbyHort@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 16:58:38 -0500 (CDT)

Just a note about Bonaventure's example with the A. Bloody Giant 'The Best'.
To register a cultivar, you will need to select a clone from the cross and
apply a cultivar name. Unfortunately you can't use names like 'The Best', or
'Biggest and Greatest' or anything like that when officially registering your

Please check with me if you have questions about naming your cultivars and
getting them registered.

Donna Atwood
Selby Gardens
811 S. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

<< for example you may, if you choose to do so, in some centralized registry
 aroid hybrids, register Amorphophallus Bloody Giant [A.(gigas x
 In this case pollen was donated by the haematospadix. My clone of course
 be A. Bloody Giant 'The Best' (note single quotation marks). The offspring
 be all individual clones with variability and any vegetative propagation of
 y will still carry the clonal name. Offspring of a self pollination would be
 labeled as A. Bloody Giant ('The Best' x self) and can each be given
 clonal names. Offspring of a sibling cross, eg. 'The Best' x 'FTG's
 Super-vigorous' would still be considered of the same grex, that is
 Amorphophallus Bloody Giant.

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