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International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

The ISHS, originated in 1864, formally established in 1959 and with members in 128 countries, is the leading, independent organization of horticultural scientists in the world.

ISHS: Global Horticultural Network

The aim of the ISHS is “to promote and to encourage research in all branches of horticulture and to facilitate cooperation of scientific activities and knowledge transfer on a global scale by means of its publications, events and scientific structure". Membership is open to all interested horticultural researchers, students and organizations.

The International Society for Horticultural Science - in short ISHS – has over 5,500 Individual Members from all over the world, a substantial number of Organisation Members and some 50 Member Countries. It has become a major source of up-to-date information on global horticultural research. ISHS aims to promote research in all branches of horticulture. It encourages the development of international co-operation, bringing together scientific and technical professionals to stimulate, facilitate and co-ordinate research and scientific activities on a global scale.

About the ISHS International Cultivar Registration Authorities (ICRA)

International Cultivar Registration Authorities (ICRAs), whether they represent agricultural, forestry or horticultural disciplines, are appointed by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) through its Commission for Nomenclature and Cultivar Registration and are contracted to operate within the provisions of the current edition of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP).

The purpose of an ICRA is to:

Promote fixity and stability in the nomenclature of the categories cultivar and groups within designated plant taxa and to produce and promote authoritative checklists and registers of all names known to have been in use in such taxa.

The primary functions of an ICRA are:

(a) To register cultivar and group names in the denomination class for which they have accepted responsibility, and to ensure their publication and establishment.

(b) To record, publish, and make otherwise available, full lists of all cultivar and Group names in that denomination class whether they are in current use or are part of the historical record so as to provide the world community with authoritative listings of names.

(c) To maintain records, in as great a detail as is practical, of the origin, characteristics and history of each cultivar and Group in that denomination class.

It is NOT the function of an ICRA:

(a) To conduct trials.

(b) To judge if one cultivar or Group is more meritorious or more useful than another.

(c) To judge distinctness of cultivars or Groups.

NOTE: Although an ICRA does not in itself conduct trials, the organization sponsoring an ICRA often does.


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