Begonia Cultivar Registration History
The History and Background of ABS Cultivar Registration.
The December 1953 issue of The Begonian released registered cultivars for the first time.
In 1955, The American Begonia Society was appointed the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for the genus Begonia by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).
Since 1953, cultivars have been announced in The Begonian. The current list of registered begonias now has 1,044 named cultivars.
To register new cultivars visit our Begonia Registration page.
Who are the ABS Registrars?
The International Cultivar Registrar registers cultivars according to the latest edition of The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants, ICNCP, now in its 9th edition, 2016).