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An Honorarium / In Memoriam Camellia Certificate is an official certificate presented by the American Camellia Society to recognize the naming of an original camellia seedling or sport (mutation) in honor or memory of a family member or friend. Any individual may apply by following the instructions, submitting the application and fee for this certificate to ACS. If the original camellia is approved, the applicant will receive a signed certificate from the Executive Director officially recognizing the camellia and the individual for which it honors or memorializes. In addition, the ACS will notify the general public and its members by posting the certificate information on its website and in the upcoming Camellia Journal published quarterly.
The American Camellia Society Honorarium / In Memoriam Certificate is offered as an alternative to a traditional new camellia cultivar registration. The honorary/memorial certificate is intended for applicants who do not participate as exhibitors in ACS sanctioned camellia shows and do not plan to propagate their honorary/memorial camellia for distribution, other than to family and friends. Camellia cultivars which are certified as an honorary or memorial will not be published in the upcoming Camellia Nomenclature which is updated and published periodically by the Southern California Camellia Society. An approved application for a new cultivar registration is required for inclusion into the Camellia Nomenclature. It is the official reference used by plant breeders, nurseries, public gardens, and judges at ACS sanctioned camellia shows. Honorary and memorial certified camellias are not eligible for traditional show awards but may be exhibited and recognized with a special award when offered at the discretion of camellia show officials. If you are a show exhibitor, or plan to propagate and distribute your camellia cultivar extensively, please review the introduction and instructions to apply for a new cultivar registration.
Cultivar Naming Permission Form
Naming Your New Cultivar