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Re: elatior

  • Subject: Re: elatior
  • From: "Bill Meyer" <njhosta@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 12:01:06 -0400

Hi Bob,
         I haven't had a chance to look through Lu's database yet, but will
soon. I'm pretty sure that the species name is used to show that the plant
is a sport or seedling selection (non-hybrid) of a pure species plant, at
least that is the intention, and that this is optional. I'm no expert on
nomenclature though. Some of these are still hanging around from the old
days (when there were only a few hostas) and are not necessarily correct.
         Because of the importance of the HostaLibrary, with it probably
being the most referenced source of hosta information today, I think Jim
Wilkins should be the one to call the shots officially on whether a name is
correct or not. If he's away, he'll be back soon enough. Let's wait and see
what he has to say.

...............Bill Meyer

> Bill Meyer wrote:
> >
> > Hi Gerry and Marvin,
> >           I sent word of this discussion to Jim Wilkins, who is the new
> > Registrar. He's only had the job for a few weeks now, and may be away as
> > has not yet answered my post. Lu Treadway's database has been adopted by
> > AHS and was available on CD for $5.00 (I think) at the Convention. It
> > become available at the AHS website soon. I suppose this means that it
> > now considered official by the AHS, as the information in it is drawn
> > the registrations.
> Hi Bill
> Does Lu's database just contain registered plants or NR plants also.
> I guess the reason I asked the guestion about using species names was
> to find out why they do it that way, what are the rules which I never
> did find out. Your saying it was because they were found in the wild and
> Marvin's answer that they used to be done differently both make sense.
> With almost anything new it is always evolving and that is probably what
> is happening here. It isn't always clear to people though because when
> people send photos in more than half never use the species names for
> ones that are named using it and I am sure an equal amount never find
> what they are looking for in the library when named with species names.
> Plus it is the biggest pain to have to remove a plant from one section
> and add it to another, alot of searching for and deleting files.
> --
> Bye
> Bob             Bob Axmear  208 2nd St Ne  Waukon, Ia 52172
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