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Re: Change in registered cultivar name

According to Pete Ruh,  the AHS has this rule against Latin names unless 
you can provide proof that the plant was found before 1969 (I'm not sure 
the relevance of this date).  The confusion comes in when people choose 
Latin names that coincide with names of other species of plants outside 
hostas.  Then the AHS applies this rule to every Latin word eventhough 
it may not be used in any Latin based plant name.  Magna Cum Laude, for 
example contains three Latin words all of which would probably never be 
used in any other plant across the board but since they are Latin they 
are rejected.  I hope I did not confuse everyone with all this...if I 
did email me and I will try to better explain.

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>In a message dated 1/17/1999 7:16:32 PM Central Standard Time, 
><< We registered H. Magna Cum Laude' in 1998.  The registration was 
> because, "Latin words or words that are considered Latin, and thus are 
> to cause confusion, may not be used unless they are the classical name 
of an
> ancient Roman person, or place".  The new registered name is H. 
> Choice'. >>
>Too bad, Gayle. I really liked the name Magna Cum Laude. I'd think that
>everyone is familiar with that designation, so I don't know why it 
would cause
>Why not change the name to 'Highest Honor'? OR better yet, name it 
after your
>I don't think 'Peoples Choice' is catchy enough. What about 
'Londonium'? Or
>'Romulus and Remus'? 'Et Tu Brute'? 'Little Caesar'?
>Clyde Crockett
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