International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for the genus Salix L.

Exploration of the genetic resources of the genus Salix is becoming a specialized science requiring careful consideration and attention to details when dealing with enormous intraspecific variations and clonal characteristics.

The International Poplar Commission (IPC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is appointed as the International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) for the genus Salix by the Special Commission on Cultivar Registration of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS).

The working party on Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Registration of the IPC acts as the ICRA for willows.

               Registration of a cultivar name of Salix L.
               The importance of registering cultivar names with ICRA
               How to name a new cultivar
               Preparation of the Standard and Duplicate herbarium specimens for cultivars of Populus L. and Salix L.