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International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for Brugmansia and Datura

Registry Guidelines

Please understand that "registering should not be about racing to name every seedling that flowers!" Before you consider registering a name with our ICRA please make sure you read, understand and follow the guidelines of naming a new cultivar. We will gladly assist you in every way possible so please feel free to contact the Registrar


A cultivar name cannot be registered for a single plant. The original single plant from which a clone ultimately derives must have been successfully propagated, and the characteristics of the individual members of the clone must have been compared with the original plant and found to be identical.

Although the ICRA will ensure eventual establishment for a registered cultivar name, the precedence is not fixed until publication. Registrants may thus wish to publish a new cultivar name themselves, following registration, to ensure that precedence of their cultivar name is not affected.

New Registered Cultivar Names are published twice a year 
in the American Brugmansia and Datura Society's publication "The Trumpeter"

Guide for Forming New Cultivar Names by Piers Trehane.

You will also find picture examples to help you with the Registry Application
This link can also be found on the Application itself.
ABADS ICRA Checklist
ABADS ICRA history/checklist currently consist of 850+ pre 2005 names. It is still in online circulation to various specialists for their comments and amendments. We will print our history/checklist in hardcopy and distribute it to various institutions for their records. A form of this history/checklist will be available online to the public at the end of July 2005. Until then please contact the Registrar or the Collection Point Officials to find out if the name you wish to register is on that list.
New Edition of The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants

this February 2004 edition replaces the previous edition published November 1995.

C.D. Brickell (Commission Chairman), B.R. Baum, W.L.A. Hetterscheid, A.C. Leslie, J. McNeill, P. Trehane, F. Vrugtman, J.H. Wiersema (eds.).

International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants

incorporating the Rules and Recommendations for naming plants in cultivation. 7th Edition, adopted by the IUBS Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. Regnum Vegetabile, 144.

Acta Horticulturae, 647. xx + 123 pages, laminated cover. International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Leuven, Belgium. February 2004. (ISSN 0567-7572) (ISBN 90 6605 527 8).

As well as containing the international rules for naming plants in cultivation, the Code also contains much ancillary information such as lists of special denomination classes, International Cultivar Registration Authorities (ICRAs), statutory registration authorities, and herbaria maintaining specimens that act as nomenclatural standards, together with a comprehensive glossary of terms used in nomenclature generally


Register your Brugmansia Name
We will not offer online registration. Postal dates and hand signed applications add hardcopy authenticity to the names we register.
Please print out the application. Read carefully and make sure the
required fields are entered. We cannot accept incomplete applications.
For recorded history purposes the more information you enter about your proposed new cultivar name the better !
Mail to:
Sue Poland
Fairlawn Ave 
Westbrook, Maine 04092

No matter your Country you may register your Brugmansia names
through any one of these collection  points
Monika Gottschalk
Please email for Postal Address, Germany
Ruth Ann Tiedjens
2231 Ingersol Dr., Burlington, Ontario L7P 3L1, CA
About ISHS ICRA About ABADS ICRA Registry Guidelines Registered Names Application
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