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Registration (Was: Re: Disgusted)

  • Subject: Registration (Was: Re: Disgusted)
  • From: "Gerry/Bob O'Neill" <eoneill@attglobal.net>
  • Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 07:56:22 -0400

We're losing track of the purpose of registration yet again. Sorry, but it's all about taxonomy. It's not about quality, utility, or popularity. It's about avoiding duplication of names. The only training that's necessary is for the Registrar, who follows the naming rules of the ISHS in deciding whether to accept a hosta for registration. Uniqueness of the plant is not even a consideration, just that a unique name is attached officially to a hosta of a particular description.

If we want to do something re uniqueness or quality of the plant, we have to come up with something entirely different.


At 01:04 PM 5/16/01 -0500, you wrote:
Mary Chastain wrote:
RE:>>I agree that something needs to be done about the registration process. I
would like to put forth the idea that anyone registering a plant should at
least be exposed to some type of training. How about some classes in what
to look for and goals that need to be met? Mary
An EXCELLENT recommendation! (Of course it was... what did I expect from Mary Chastain?) I personally DO NOT believe the problem is that there are too many. There have got to be at least 1,000 unique Hostas on the market, if not 2,000. The number of registered varieties really doesn't matter. What matters is, "are they distinct enough that the "trained" eye can recognize the difference".
Andrew C. Lietzow, Hacker - The ACL Group, Inc.

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