Rhodophiala bifida name - cross posting

John Grimshaw j.grimshaw@virgin.net
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 23:33:36 PST
Tony: to be valid, a description must be published with this cultivar name, 
distinguishing it from the generality of the species and other selections. 
Does such a description exist? Apart from the legalities of the 
nomenclatural process it would be good to have the reference to check out 
stocks. I suspect I have 'Hill Country Red' but I'd like to make sure.

John Grimshaw

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Avent" <Tony@plantdelights.com>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>; 
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 9:58 PM
Subject: [pbs] Rhodophiala bifida name - cross posting

> Hi Bulb Folks:
> As more and more clones and seedlings of Rhodophiala bifida enter the 
> trade, we felt it important to go ahead and assign a cultivar name to the 
> old Texas clone that is now sold around the world.  We formed a small 
> group of mostly commercial bulb enthusiasts (with Texas well represented) 
> to first take name suggestions and then vote on a name.  The results are 
> in, and the cultivar name for the Texas clone is 'Hill Country Red'.  This 
> clone was originally brought into the US in the 1800's by German immigrant 
> 'Peter Oberwetter' and grown in his garden in the Texas Hill Country. 
> Because this clone is such a prolific multiplier and is virtually self 
> sterile, it has been passed along for over a century, and is currently 
> sold worldwide.  We hope this will help to avoid future confusion as more 
> material enters the market.
> Our working group who I'd like to thank included Scott Ogden (TX), Greg 
> Grant (TX), Steve Lowe (TX), Patty Allen (TX), Scott Kunst (MI), Chris 
> Weisenger (TX), Carl Schoenfeld/Wade Roitsch TX), Brent and Becky Heath 
> (VA)
> Tony Avent
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