International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment
Dehiscing capsule (seed with cottony coma) of Populus. ©L. Vietto

Working Party on Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Registration

The International Poplar Commission (IPC) is appointed as the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for both genera Populus and Salix by the Commission for Nomenclature and Cultivar Registration of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). The Working Party on Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Registration acts as the International Cultivar Registration Authority for both genera on behalf of IPC.

Working Party officers

Julia Kuzovkina, Chair
University of Connecticut
Storrs-Mansfield, CT 06269
United States of America

Tel: (1-860) 4863438 
E-mail: [email protected]

Sara Bergante, Vice Chair
CREA- Centro di Ricerca Foreste e Legno (FL)
Strada Frassineto 35
15033 Casale Monferrato (AL)

Tel: (39-0142) 330968/900
E-mail: [email protected]

Tasks of the Working Party

  • Publish the International Register of Populus Cultivars and the International Register of Salix Cultivars.
  • Publish checklists of all known epithets and commercial synonyms for cultivars of Populus L. and Salix L.
  • To accept registration, new cultivars must be appropriately named following the rules of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP).
  • Update, amend and reissue the Registers periodically.
  • Publicize the registration procedure for Populus and Salix cultivars to the widest appropriate audience.
  • Cooperate with statutory plant registration authorities regarding the cultivar epithets for Populus L. and Salix L.

Documents and links

Publications of the Working Party 

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