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- Arborea…includes all cultivars (cvs) that are pure B. arborea
- Aurea…includes all cvs that are pure B. aurea
- Insignis…includes all cvs that are pure B. insignis
- Sanguinea…includes all cvs that are pure B. sanguinea
- Suaveolens…includes all cvs that are pure B. suaveolens
- Versicolor…includes all cvs that are pure B. versicolor
- Vulcanicola…includes all cvs that are pure B. vulcanicola
Example: ‘Ecuador Pink’ belongs in the Versicolor Set because it is a pure form of B. versicolor and only carried genes of that species. For two-species hybrid cultivars
- Aurinsi…includes all hybrid combinations of B. aurea and B. insignis
- Candida…includes all hybrid combinations of B. versicolor and B. aurea
- Rubella…includes all hybrid combinations of B. arborea and B. sanguinea
- Suarea…includes all hybrid combinations of B. suaveolens and B. aurea
- Suaver…includes all hybrid combinations of B. suaveolens and B. versicolor
- Suavinsi…includes all hybrid combinations of B. suaveolens and B. insignis
- Verinsi…includes all hybrid combinations of B. versicolor and B. insignis
- Vulsa…includes all hybrid combinations of B. vulcanicola and B. sanguinea
- Vularbo…includes all hybrid combinations of B. vulcanicola and B. arborea
Example: ‘Bridesmaid’ belongs in the Candida Set because it is a hybrid of ‘Rothkirch’ (Aurea) and ‘Charleston’ (Candida) and therefore only carried genes of B. versicolor and B. aurea. For three-species hybrid cultivars
- Arbovulsa …includes all hybrid combinations of B. arborea, B. vulcanicola and B. sanguinea
- Suaverinsi …includes all hybrid combinations of B. suaveolens, B. versicolor and B. insignis
- Suavinsaurea …includes all hybrid combinations of B. suaveolens, B. insignis and B. aurea
- Cubensis …includes all hybrid combinations of B. versicolor, B. suaveolens and B. aurea
- Verinsaurea …includes all hybrid combinations of B. versicolor, B. insignis and B. aurea
Example: ‘Goldkrone’ belongs in the Cubensis Set because it is a hybrid between ‘Charles Grimaldi’ (Cubensis) and ‘Goldenes Kornett’ (Aurea),‘Charles Grimaldi’ being a hybrid of ‘Dr Seuss’ (Cubensis) and ‘Frosty Pink’ (Suaveolens). ‘Goldkrone’ therefore only carries genes of B. aurea, B. suaveolens and B. versicolor. For Four-species hybrid cultivars
- Siva …includes all hybrid combinations of B. suaveolens, B. insignis, B. versicolor and B. aurea
Example: ‘Schloss Ricklingen’ belongs in the Siva Set because it is a hybrid of ‘Cumbaya’ (Insignis) and ‘Ocre’ (Cubensis), and therefore carries genes of B. aurea, B. insignis, B. suaveolens and B. versicolor. Your listing will be evaluated for thoroughness and the name checked for correctness. Your photos will also be evaluated. Please submit photos that are at least 800 x 800 pixels in size, but no larger than 250K file size. The blooms should be featured prominently in the photograph, and very clear. They should be representative of what the average blooms look on that cultivar. (For example, if they start white and turn pink, please submit photos after the color change has completed). 5 photos are required. 3 with blooms from different angles (2 different side shots, and one photo of the face of the bloom), one of the overall plant/shrub, and one with a close up of the foliage. Your photos will be sent to ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Science) with your registration as well as used for printing for The Herald, therefore we require non-watermarked pictures. By uploading your images on this form, you give BGI permission to use those photos in other areas on BGI’s website, such as the Galleries or the Databases, and on BGI’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you prefer we do not use these photos in any place other than the Database and published in The Herald, please check that option in the form below.
During the process of changing over to our new site, a gremlin, through no-one’s fault, substituted the wrong species or breeding history set for almost all of the cultivars in our Brugmansia register, which now number well into the thousands. Thus, for example, almost all the Cubensis cultivars, which are the majority, came through as Insignis cultivars, which are actually a very small minority.
This information can be useful, especially to breeders, which is why we record it, and we of course apologise to everyone who was inconvenienced by the problem we experienced. The error was certainly the cause of no small amount of tearing out of hair here at BGI, and it even triggered a member of the public with no cultivars registered in their name to demand in social media that we cede the ICRA to another group (to whom, it was not said)! Nevertheless, we received no direct complaints that I am aware of, and we sincerely thank the brugmansia and datura community, within and without BGI, for their understanding and patience.
Eventually we resorted to manually correcting every record, which was done almost entirely by our Vice President, Al Maas, and our Treasurer, Shaun Douglas. I would like to express my great appreciation for their undertaking that enormous task.
We are always very open to having errors in our data pointed out to us, and will look into and correct them promptly (or, if we disagree that something is an error, do our best to explain why!).
⏤ Alistair Hay, Registrar & Editor