Sorry if I maligned the AHS. It was my understanding that this particular
change in the registration process came about through a decision of the
registrar that it was better to have two identical hostas with different
names than two different hostas with the same name. A change from
the way that Abiqua Moonbeam and Mayan Moon were handled to the way that
Satisfaction and Tyler's Treasure were handled. A complete reversal
in policy, if I understand it. I was told that the registrar made
this decision and I assumed that he could also reverse it. I guess
I'm inclined to consider the AHS and the registrar one and the same, but
I know that theoretically they may not be.
In a message dated
5/19/01 9:35:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
happens because of the rules of the AHS. There are
obviously identical or nearly identical
plants being sold under different
but that's what the AHS dictates.
Chick, it is not the AHS that makes
the registration rules. Rather the
ICNCP is established by an International
Committee of the United Nations'
UNESCO. The AHS does not even
get a vote on the rules, but, if it wants to
be the IRA (International Registration
Authority) it must agree to follow
them. If we do not, the Royal
Horticultural Society, has indicated on
several occasions that it would be
glad to do it.