Brugmansia Registry

International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for Brugmansia and Datura

American Brugmansia & Datura Society Membership is not required to register Brugmansia and Datura 
names with the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for Brugmansia and Datura 

The American Brugmansia and Datura Society began the necessary steps to become the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for Brugmansia and Datura in May 2002. In the second week of August, our formal application was presented to the Nomenclature and Cultivar Registration Commission Members of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), at their convention in Toronto.

On November 13, 2002, ABADS received a letter dated November 5, 2002, from Dr. Alan Leslie of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), who is the Senior Registrar, informing us that our Official position as the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for Brugmansia and Datura has been approved! Our official position as ICRA went into effect November 2, 2002. The American Brugmansia & Datura Society is responsible to keep records of old and new Brugmansia and Datura cultivars:

"As well as recording the names, ICRAs also collect information about the cultivars themselves. Apart from recording descriptive details, collecting details of the author of the name or the breeder/raiser of the cultivar gives precision to the very meaning behind the name itself so that a plant name carries a measurable identity. The ICNCP endorses the collection and maintenance of nomenclatural standards - herbarium specimens or illustrative material against which a cultivar name may be checked for authenticity. Thus there is true meaning behind every cultivar name. The grower or purchaser of a plant which carries a cultivar name should be able to discover the supposed attributes of that plant from a truly authoritative source."
ISHS ICRA Introduction

ICRA registration does not protect the plant itself. Patents are intended to protect the plant! An ICRA keeps track of names and history only. 

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 in the near future. Until then please contact the Registrar or the Collection Point Officials (below) to find out if the name you wish to register is on that list.

New Registered Cultivar Names are published twice a year in the American Brugmansia and Datura Society's publication "The Trumpeter"
They are also added to our gallery after the application's approval.


Vous pouvez registrer vos noms de Brugmansia de n'importe quel pays a un de ces suivants centres de registration


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


Please email for Postal Address

Canadian Collection Point
Introduction to the Registry About ABADS - ICRA   FAQ   About ISHS & ICRA
Application Long form Examples Application Short form

Disclaimer: While the information at this Web site is believed to be true and accurate, the American Brugmansia & Datura Society Inc. (ABADS) and the authors cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. ABADS makes no warranty, expressed or implied with respect to the material contained herein. Copyright of all original Images submitted for public display will be retained by the contributor. The contributor does, however, agree to grant ABADS a non-exclusive license to modify, reproduce, and distribute all images in the manner that it sees fit. You must request written permission from ABADS Board of Directors in order to copy and publish any part of this website.

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