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Last update: 10.26.2014 This
new tool gives
you quick, single password access to PDF cultivar checklists and full
genera treatments from
part of Cultivars of Woody Plants,
Hatch's Perennials, NODgeo, HITS, Pinetum Novum, Pauli, and other
from within the New Ornamentals Society family. This
designed for libraries, both corporate and institutional, to have
immediate, multi-platform access to recent, original research from the
New Ornamentals Society, work that now spans more than 35 years and
over 112 expert contributors. The content ranges from over 6.5
gigabytes of plant enyclopedia content with more than 4700 high-res,
digital images. Our focus in ornamental, landscape plants only but we
cover all the indoor and outdoor plant groups in one package.
Subscriptions are billed to Taxonomic Computer Research, our parent firm Subscription: $119.00 each user (1-9 users) For
information on data contents please scroll down to LIBRARY COMPONENTS
or click here
What computers or devices does it work from? Anything that
displays the website GENUS CENTRAL™
(ordinary internet HTML) and can display PDF files. That was 421
different computers, phones, tablets, book readers, PDAs, netbooks,
laptops, and other devices at our last check. We have tested it on more
than 38 popular devices to date. There is an internet reader and PDF
reader for almost everything out there. Many of our users will use
CULTIVAR.ORG DIRECT ACCESS from their iPhone or Droid, favorite tablet,
and home computer on the same day.
How long is the subscription? You can access
the PDF files by clicking CULTIVAR.ORG DIRECT ACCESS logos and entering
password for as long as you wish up to 2018. If you are happy with the
original files, you do not need to renew unless you want the next
year's updates and new files.
And after 2018? You would be required to subscribe again as those
passwords and links will be removed. If you downloaded the PDF to your
devices...you can of course access those anytime as we do not "poison
pill" them to expire. Like regular books...you bought it, you keep it!
Your menu access will stop after 2018 unless you renew but the files
you save to your local computer or device are yours to view.
Do I get updated information? Yes and that is
why the New Ornamentals Society databases have been the "go to"
references since 1993 because the web allows very quick, highly
affordable, and unlimited space for updates to plant data. Your
subscription includes the core datafiles active and live until 2018 and
also a way to get to your current year updates for 2015, 2016, 2017,
and 2018. You get updates only during the year you subscribe.
If you want all the updates, new ones every single year, a new
subscription or renewel each year is needed. For example, if you are
your core files and updates, you may elect to renew some years
later. If you want all the new research, updated genera files, new
cultivar checklists, and updated content
You set the subscription frequency: every year, every few years, once
one time, or let me decide later.
The free links and updates are available to anyone, anytime regardless
of subscription by going to GENUS CENTRAL.
Is this the same as the NEW
ORNAMENTALS REFERENCE LIBRARY (NORL)? Yes, it is 90%
the same as NORL 2 (the full library) but it's a
much-enhanced platform with many advantages. First of all, every plant
genus is on one download page. We also have added hundreds of free
items from around the web (Youtube video embeds, free online articles,
cultivar checklists from experts, plant society resources, HortScience
cultivar releases, nursery source links, collection lists, research
notes, and many other topics). CULTIVAR.ORG
DIRECT ACCESS lets you pull up the PDF file for all plants with a
single password any time and any place. There are many updated files
too since NORL 1 and 2 were offered.
Can I buy this system on a DVD or
thumb-drive? No. Sorry. We
want to be sure you see and get all the content fresh and live. We did
thumbdrives for a time but found a disturbing number of them did not
make it through customs worldwide and even in the Americas! If we did a
DVD it would need to be remastered every week or two and that expense
would cut our research funding to unacceptable levels.
How does the data get to my phone
or tablet? Two ways and you
can choose your method at any time. And you can mix and match. You can
load the GENUS CENTRAL menu
and download the PDF fresh then and there - live. Or you are free to
download the entire PDF (all of them in fact, all 6.5 gigs) to your
devices storage/chip/hard drive for even faster loading. Many of us,
save the files to disk/storage we use often and then go live to the
internet to view the other ones. You get to download and keep those
files for all long as you care to store them.
And people often ask how I know which files are
new to download them? Very simple, new content is marked in dark
red with white letters so scrolling down GENUS CENTRAL makes
them easy to spot. Also, major updates are described in our NEW FILE
section of the first menu page, usually calling attention to major new
Is this for one user or more? Each
subscription is for one user (or in the case of a library, one patron
workstation) in a single building. Each separate building requires a
separate license. The user may use it on one device at
a time but you will find it very ease to switch among a tablet, phone,
desktop computer, laptop, and ebook readers without any special codes
or fuss. Multiple users require more than one subscription. Please
write to ornamentals @ lycos.com if you would like a discount on
10 or more subscribers/buildings. The 1 to 9 users rate is the same.
Can I share it with my students or
clients and have them download files? No. That is a
copyright violation. You can use
it in a university or botanical library setting but each user in a
classroom, class, or consulting situation each user must have a
separate license. We do offer
educational discounts with a minimum order of 10 licenses and will be
glad to quote a figure for your needs. Do we get anything else? Yes and those
will usually be surprises in terms of the occasional ebook or useful
reference. One benefit is BIOH
(Biographies in Ornamental Horticulture),
a very detailed and becoming complete set of files on the people who
made our landscapes richer, more pleasing, and refined by their plant
exploration, selection, breeding, and distribution work. People often
refer to BIOH as the "Who's
Hoo whom is maybe Who or Whom" (we can't use the trademarked name
ornamental, landscape horticulture pioneers and genius experts. You
will love it and maybe you belong there too...?
You also get occasional horticultural ebooks at no extra charge.
While CULTIVAR.ORG DIRECT ACCESS does not make you a member of the
International Coleus Society (ICS)(www.coleussociety.com), you do
access to their full database (ICS CULTIVAR FILES) of more than 1450
named Coleus (formerly Solenostemon) cultivars with long, detailed
descriptions to cultivars from 1850 to present, lavishing illustrating
with screen-wide digital images as well as historical old artwork,
catalog scans, and more.
What will I receive? We post nor mail
anything. It is not printed or on a disk of any kind. It is all online,
digital, and live. No tangible book nor journal is sent - just to be
clear. This is 100% online, digital delivery or basically giving you
passwords to access the existing GENUS CENTRAL content via the
CULTIVAR.ORG DIRECT ACCESS and other buttons. Your PDF files are
quickly downloadable with just that one click...hence DIRECT ACCESS.
Can I use this system offline such
as when my wi-fi connection is not available? Yes and we
designed our system for just that reason. Gardens and rural nurseries
are not always easy wi-fi spots. Even if you cannot get a live internet
feed to our GENUS CENTRAL menu, you can download your PDF files to your
device(s) in advance and just load the PDF from your local software
reader. If you device does not support all 6.5 gigs of content, you may
want to consider using alternate storage media or downloading on a
smaller subset of the files. Obviously, if you have a regular laptop or
powerful tablet, 6.5 gigs is not going to be an issue. Got a
question we did not cover?Please scroll down below and if that
material still doesn't help, please email us at ornamentals @ lycos.com
and specifically ask about CULTIVAR.ORG DIRECT ACCESS. Please be very
specific in your questions. Subscriptions are billed to Taxonomic Computer Research, our parent firm Subscription: $119.00 each user (1-9 users)
with the finest set of horticultural manuals, none of us is going to
haul them around the nursery, garden, greenhouse, or classroom.
CULTIVAR.ORG DIRECT ACCESS gives us 6.5 gigs of solid, reliable,
time-tested, expert-reviewed plant data anywhere we go with our
More (and better) cultivars: we
have more cultivars than EVERYONE ELSE IN
for 92 different ornamental plant genera compared to the famous guru
and society encyclopedias - sometimes three to twenty times what they
have. We love their insights and comments but being complete,
super-detailed, exhaustive, and comprehensive is something their
publishers will never permit. It's a bottom line, bean-counter, extra
pages kill profit, data limit thing. We are digital, full bandwidth
- no limits here. Do you know anyone else describing 712 cultivar of
Juniperus, 235 Haworthia,187 Lirope and Ophiopogon, 197 Ginkgo, 159
Aucuba, and 164 hardy herbaceous Hibiscus?
Better data: We
uise 141 different data fields (not on every plant by any means) and we
can describe the living heck out of a cultivar if we can measure it or
read a nice patent application. We give as much data as we know about
and being digital we have no publisher telling us to wrap it all up in
300 pages. We often provide web links for academic articles or a
nursery fact sheet to read more about a cultivar; thought we usually
distill it's facts on your PDF already.
have many of the great experts in a genus assist us with proofing and
even creating our major cultivar checklists. All files posted are
reviewed by a trained horticultural taxonomist for nomenclatural
DIRECT ACCESS is not a "pooled ignorance" garden website where any
post away with bad names, photos of the entirely wrong genus, and
rename something for their pet poodle that already has a legit
name. Our data are checked, filtered, reviewed, and in the rare event
we make a mistake...it is corrected right away.
to buy (nursery sources): we are NOT a source guide to
common cultivars but we go to great lengths to provide clickable web
links to sources for new and sometimes very rare cultivars we think our
readership just might want to pick up. Some of these are sources not
widely known and open up a new world of plant collecting for
ourselves and our users.
data - original research: since
1992 the New Ornamentals Society has sponsored over 110 research
projects to construct very complete, original cultivar checklists (with
descriptions and more than 4700 images) based on new research by staff
and members. We consult with experts who rarely if ever publish and
work almost only with us. We have broken many stories about cultivar
histories and other garden history mysteries.
major ornamental plant groups: we
pretty much cover it all with one subscription: trees, shrubs, vines,
conifers, herbaceous perennials, biennials, bulbs, corms, tubers, other
geophytes, annual-bedding plants, tropical and interior (house) plants,
and ferns. If it's ornamental and can be used in some type of indoor or
outdoor landscape, we have it.
other reference system provides this much quality, high-detailed plant
data for this low price. Because you download the files (either live or
directly on your devices storage, your choice), we can offer more
information compared to print and DVD media publishers.
when we first posted 1000 pixel wide images from our digital cameras in
2002 (New Plant Page), people thought we were nuts. No one wants to see
big pictures when tiny thumbnail-style images are what most sites have,
some said! Most folks were amazed at what could be done. Others said
our bandwidth costs to host big pictures would bankrupt us. None of the
bad things happened and folks got used to amazing, colorful, and
actually helpful plant pictures that filled their screens up to 1250
pixels wide.Now we have more than 4700 of them online and handy in PDF
files for easier sharing and loading.
Everything in one place: when
the New Ornamentals Society was founded in 1992, one of our goals was
"everything in one place" in terms of landscape plant cultivar data.
Early on that meant plant names, their descriptions, histories,
identification of cultivars and species, literature references, an
internet link to a nursery or two, and lots of cool photos. As we and
the web got more sophisticated we grew to put videos, audio files, web
links to academic articles, plant society resources, external photo
links, plant patent files, collection lists, new cultivar releases
(academic, private, and commercial), database search tools, cultivar
spreadsheets/databases, International Cultivar Registration Authority
checklists and files, university and plant society trial reports, and
so much more. Unlike web search engines we edit the whole watery stew
down to the meaty, rich content.
this year: does
your favorite manual by that famous guru or legendary nursery
send you updates or supplements throughout the year? Likely...no. The
publisher and author will take our money and run. They are done. End of
data. Case closed. No new plants and definately no new valuable web
links or practical research findings. We maintain an obligation to you,
work hard to produce new content every single month and will even adopt
your additions and corrections that you and thousands of other
subscribers send us.
nomenclature standard: We
have no fault if one goes to the guru manuals or those royal folks as
your nomenclature standard but consider a couple of things please. Those references were outdated the
second they went to print and most of them have no clue what new plants
are on the American market this year or next. Often not even the new
cultivars offered in Europe or Asia that we tell you about. Even one
very famous plant society very often gets patented and trademarked
stuff wrong - and violating a registered trademark or patent because
you think it's a free cultivar is very bad business and might be a
costly mistake. Curators and collectors around the world use our
resources and even help us when it comes to revisions and updates. We
are frequently cited in both journal articles and plant accession
databases as the source for names.
Subscriptions are billed to Taxonomic Computer Research, our parent firm Subscription: $119.00 each user (1-9 users) You get all these libraries or
reference collections with your
CULTIVAR.ORG DIRECT ACCESS package. In the past, this entire library
cost as much as $219 for a one year password. Now you may a hundred
less and have multi-year access.
CULTIVARS OF WOODY PLANTS (CWP)
is the product of more than 38 years of research by world-renowned
horticultural taonomist Larry Hatch and is the most
complete encyclopedia of tree, shrub, and vine cultivars ever produced.
We like the popular tree and shrub manuals but in most cases we
illustrate in 1000-1250 pixel color images about three to twenty times
the cultivars. CWP is widely regarded as the most
complete encyclopedia of tree,
shrub, and vine cultivars ever written. "I didn't know I was missing so
much" is what we often hear from collectors who were depending on far
CWP not only offers
descriptions but includes individual cultivar histories, literature
selected clickable nursery links (new cultivars), and identification
charts and keys based on original research. The monograph THE REDBUDS
is included and covers over 91 taxa of Cercis. Cultivar
counts include 59 Abelia,
188 Cornus kousa,
103 Ginkgo, 60 Nandina.,
and 224 Viburnum.
most complete portable PDF Conifer
written and is the product of more than four decades of years devoted
need another conifer encyclopedia? Because this one is the most
complete for many genera including 207 cultivars (298 names) in Cryptomeria,
93 Sciadopitys cultivars (by far a new record), 44 Sequoia,
85 Sequoiadendron, more than 400 Thuja/Platycladus,
and more than 687
starters we have 27% more cultivars than the recent RHS Encyclopedia of
Conifers. PINETUM NOVUM is portable in PDF so it goes on just about
every phone, tablet, book reader, netbook, laptop, desktop, or other
device you haveOur
section on Juniperus
virginana and J.
is 75 pages of 8 x 10 size. Our
section is 60.2 megabytes (in three download-friendly volumes)
so many are the descriptions and photos. Our original research has
solved dozens of long-standing mysteries in cultivar identification and
history of fine conifers around the world. We were the first in years
to show the real Pinus strobus 'Contorta', proving it's modern imposter
is very wrong and different. We also proved Berckman had not two but
three different golden oriental arbovitae and proved it with his own
articles and advertisements; showing exactly how the modern
nomenclature is incorrect. You will not find 1000-1250 pixel-wide,
screen-filling images in those other references.
is not just
a listing of names with links to Google images or tiny thumbnails which
provide virtually no definitive information. It is not a simple
because 97% of the named taxa are described in rich detail and with Mr.
Hatch's attention to nomenclature as a much respected Horticultural
Taxonomist. Being PDF portable, this amazing reference can go with us
to the nursery, garden center, garden/arboretum, or client's home.
This offer includes the GARDEN JUNPERS monograph.
is based on PDF format so can be loaded on your phone, tablet, book
reader, netbook, laptop, and any
computer for taking with you everywhere plants are found. But this is
not just an ultra-portable reference but it contains huge, high-res
digital of 700-1250 pixels wide. HP3.0
has more cultivars than other leading perennial guides, including 177
Achillea, 192 Agapanthus, 70 Agastache, 109 Ajuga, 254 Canna, 52
Colocasia, 103 Echinacea, 115 Epimedium, 115 Epimedium, 900+ Hosta, 28
Juncus, 118 Miscanthus, 125 Monarda, 766 Phlox, 365 Salvia, 226 Sedum,
and 57 Tricyrtis - all of these names verified and carefully documented
by a leading horticultural taxonomist.
HP3.0 already has more
than 900 Hosta cultivars including massive images 1000-1250 pixels wide
available. The HOSTA ONE™
project is expanding that one PDF file even more to be the best, single
volume, portable and digital reference we can produce.
An excel format spreadsheet/database
covering the best 2000 African violets from around the world. Why
use Pauli? It's regularly
updated, has registered and
unregistered cultivars, and is reviewed by a horticulturist taxonomist
and Saintpaulia experts for accuracy. It is the ONLY AFRICAN
VIOLET DATAFILE ANYWHERE that works on PC and Mac platforms,
laptop, netbook, Blackberry, nook, Kindle, Sony Bookreader, Palm, iPad,
"clouds" like Google Fusion Tables, Google Docs, and nearly any phone including
iPhone and Droid. You can modify it many ways for
including trade, sale, want, show, and collection
your AV data goes everywhere you and your plants go!
is a wonderfully diverse set of enyclopedic files as well as
searchable and sortable spreadsheet/databases to be best cultivars new
and old in many genera. And yes we do have hundreds of heirloom bulbs!
Our research is original and our descriptive cultivar checklists are
among the best ever.
First we start with the basic Bulb Module with hundreds of basic,
general bulbs in many genera for easy selection. This is one of the
oldest (yet revised) bulb databases and was sold widely in the 1990's
as the BULB MODULE of the PLANT DATABASES LIBRARY for IBM PC compatible
computers, breaking ground in geophyte plant selection.
We have since expanded some genera
such as the NOS CANNA CULTIVAR
CHECKLIST PROJECT with amazing Canna history and more than 450
cultivars (nearly all described) from around the world.
Gladiolus too deserved it's own
database and so the NOS GLADIOLUS
CHECKLIST was born in spreadsheet form to allow very quick
soon came about and includes very detailed selection and
sorting b name, cultivar group, height, flower color, and more. There
description field is very detailed as this genus is hard to code
without using lots of specific terms and subtle nuances.
joined the NODGeo family in 2011 and allows selection of cultivars and
provides a very robust, flexible reference tool.
An affordable 400+ page preview
of the big,
bad, mega-reference on interior plants coming in 2018 HITS:
EARLY PREVIEW EDITION is your best guide ever to house,
tropical, and succulent plants before the much awaited completion of
this massive 1100+ page work in 2018. It has been 30 years since A.B.
Graf wrote his amazing Exotica and there are thousands of cultivars
that have arrived since. We cannot begin to compete with the great Mr.
Graf but the world does need an update to use alongside his
Why buy early?
Because nothing in any medium can touch the depth of
research offered in our 2013-15 preview. You will also have exclusive
access to comment on the contents and submit any changes or additions
to our scientific editors - and we know many of you asking about this
work are experts in more than one genus. Thirdly, the new early
view edition has material available before to society members. Your
subscription price will be added 100% to the research fund to complete
the remaining pages. Inorder to complete the project, the editors have
all agreed to defer their royalties until completion in 2017.
more background on
the unfolding HITS project, some of it's imaging advances and goals
please visit this page:
When we began the HITS project, we
knew that the genus Coleus was going to need some tackling and rework
as one immensely popular Coleus database and about 12 of the leading
plant vendors were no longer in operation. COLEUS CENTRAL™ was built
over three years from our existing, fairly full files and this ended up
spinning off into the new INTERNATIONAL COLEUS SOCIETY
(www.coleussociety.com), now producing a vast 1450+ cultivar
encyclopedia with some of the best ever pictures in this genus.
CULTIVAR.ORG DIRECT ACCESS members are not ICS members but by special
arrangement you do get their entire ICS CULTIVAR FILES archives which
as of today on 30 October 2014 was a whopping 113.6 megabytes in PDF. Click
here for a nice sample of Coleus Cultivars A to C.