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Re: Corrections to Mito No Hana and Amime Tachi Giboshi

  • Subject: Re: Corrections to Mito No Hana and Amime Tachi Giboshi
  • From: "Hugo Philips" <Hugo.Philips@skynet.be>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2001 17:50:26 +0200


According to the ICNCP, under Art. 28.6 the particle "no" must be hyphenated
before and after its use in a cultivar name. So the correct spelling is
H. 'Mito-no-Hana'. Same for H. 'Uzu-no-Mai'.

I want to add that H. rectifolia 'Amime' has been available overhere in
Mine still shows white veins in Spring.
I understand that they tried to TC it in Holland, but failed?


Hugo Philips

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Hawes" <hawesj@atlantic.net>
To: <bobaxe@sbtek.net>; <hosta-open@mallorn.com>; <hawesj@atlantic.net>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 5:59 AM
Subject: Corrections to Mito No Hana and Amime Tachi Giboshi

> Bob,
> This post is intended to help clarify some obvious mix-ups and errors
> made in descriptions of the two subject hostas which are presented in
> the Hosta Library. The source of my information is personal experience
> and correspondence with Toyozo Nakayama in Japan who was the indirect
> source of the importation of both hostas into the U.S. In correspondence
> from Toyozo to Bill Nash, Toyozo clarified details which I will attempt
> to summarize. Bill  Nash has lost this correspondence but I have it on
> file if further proof is needed..
> H. Mito No Hana is a sieboldii  selection from Japan, introduced by
> Tenjin Yama Bunen Nursery located in  Mito  City, Ibaragi Prefecture,
> Japan. Yoyozo Nakayama sent it to Bette Comfry who gave me a division. I
> provided Alex Summers with a division at Bette's request. She later sold
> her collection to Van Wade which included a plant of Mito No Hana. It
> has been tested and has proved to be free of virus X.
> H. 'Amime Tachi Giboshi' is a selection of rectifolia , introduced by
> Kuroishi Wildflower Farm located in Kuroishi City ,  Ibaragi Prefecture,
> Japan. Toyozo provided Bette Comfry with a plant which she donated to
> the AHS auction, not knowing it was infected with virus X. Upon testing
> it, it proved to be infected and Bette destroyed all plants she had .
> Meanwhile, Toyozo provided me with a plant of Amime. Mine was a similar
> but perhaps a different individual plant from Bette's plant. I did not
> destroy my plant but put it into isolation. It has outgrown the virus, I
> believe, while in tissue culture and is now almost all green instead of
> the typical plant with yellow veins.
> The two plants are different plants although they appear to be similar
> in appearance. They  should not become confused with each other. I hope
> you will use  this more correct information  instead of the
> significantly erroneous write-up prepared   by your Hosta Library
> Committee. The correct spelling of the Japanese horticultural name is H.
> (sieboldii) 'Mito No Hana', not Mitono Hana.
> Respectfully,
> Jim Hawes
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