cultivar and variety: was Re: Freesia laxa 'Joan Evans'

J.E. Shields
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:58:51 PST
As I understand the current rules under ICNCP, "cultivar" can be either a 
clone of genetically identical plants or a "Group" of plants, not 
necessarily related to each other, which look similar and meet the criteria 
listed under the description of the registered cultivar  name of the group.

"Seed strain" and "strain" are apparently no longer recognized at all.

Under ICNCP, "cultivar" has a very carefully defined set of meanings and is 
used extensively in the commercial world.  The daylily enthusiasts register 
thousands of names each year, and virtually all are for clonal entitites.

Jim Shields

At 12:10 AM 12/9/2011 +0000, you wrote:
>Is a "cultivar" not defined as a named clonal form of a plant??  .......

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