Horticulture Awards Program

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The Horticulture Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievement in the growth and propagation of aquatic plants. The HAP also seeks knowledge of aquatic plants and their requirements, with the added benefit of gorgeous aquariums. The HAP Program also hopes to establish a record of aquatic plant species and their required conditions, to be available to all members.

All members are eligible for the Aquatic Horticulture Award Program. If a member does not renew his/her membership, their points will be kept on the “inactive” list until they renew their membership once again.

 HAP Standings as of December, 2016

Specialist Aquatic Gardener

Tarri Bain-585 pts
Joseph Driskill—520 pts
 Jennifer Dillon—510 pts
 Senior Aquatic Gardener

Mike Matthews—320 pts
 Ryan and Kelli Barton—300 pts
Advanced Aquatic Gardener

Jen Loftus—235 pts
Principal

Adam Anderson - 190 pts
Chris Eichrodt—140 pts
Rebecca Lindberg—125 pts
 Guy Shoaf125 pts
Bill Flowers—110 pts
Working on their Awards

Bobby Sutton-50 pts
 Jason Stephens—-25 pts

 

The Rules:

1.0    PURPOSE:

 .1      To recognize and encourage achievement in the cultivation and propagation of aquatic plants

 .2      To obtain and disseminate information about aquatic plants and their requirements.

 .3      To identify new aquatic plant species and conditions required for their care.

 .4      To establish a record of aquatic plant species and their required maintenance.


2.0    ELIGIBILITY:

 .1      All Circle City Aqurium Club (CCAC) members in good standing.

 

3.0    THE HORTICULTURE AWARDS PROGRAM (HAP)

 .1      The HAP committee will consist of a Chairperson and one or more appointed members.The committee will only be needed for disputes and will be appointed at such time.

 .2      The HAP Chairperson shall be appointed by the installed officers of CCAC. Committee members will be appointed by HAP Chairperson.

 .3      The HAP Chairperson is responsible for the overall management and execution of the CCAC Aquatic Horticultural Awards Program. The duties of the Chairperson are, but not limited to:

 .3.1           Ensure accurate and complete records are kept permanently on file.

 .3.2           Verify propagation; assign points, and awards in accordance with HAP.  Disputes will be settled by the HAP Committee.

 .3.3           Review HAP rules and regulation annually. Amendments and/or changes must be prior to next calendar year.

 

4.0    CRITERIA:

 .1      Plants reproduced must conform with the following definition of an aquatic plant: ” An aquatic plant is one which, in the wild or native state, can be grown in the submerged state as a normal occurrence at some time during the course of any complete season. An aquatic plant must be able to grow and reproduce while submerged or immersed and not be harmed by such submersion.”

 .2      Plants are to be identified by the aquarists and verified by a member HAP committee. Unidentified plants will be assigned an alphanumeric code until identified and awarded points based on the plant’s genus or most closely related species.

Note: Suggested source reference(s):

Aquarium Plants by Christel Kasselman

Aquarium Plants by Dr. Rataj & Thomas Horeman 

Encyclopedia of Water Plants by Dr. Jiri Stodola.

 .2.1           Verification and registration for all species propagation listed in Class A through D are verified by the HAP Chairman and in the case of Class F, will be  verified twice; when flowering and once again as prescribed in HAP Propagation Requirements.

 .2.2           Hybrids or “crosses” will be recognized but are limited to five variants (dimorphism).  Hybrids or crosses are assigned to Class G and cannot receive points for flowering.

 .2.3           Aquatic plants not listed in the point classification will be assigned points by HAP chair upon request.

 .3      In order to have points recorded, the aquarist must submit the completed HAP Form to and HAP chairman. Forms are available during the general meetings or through the HAP forum.

 .4      Propagation or flowering must take place at the aquarist’s tank or pond.

 .5      Any member of the CCAC is authorized to witness HAP entry and will provide signature and information deemed necessary by the HAP chair.

 .6      Any questions or suggestions concerning the HAP should be submitted to the HAP Chairperson.

 

5.0    PROPAGATION REQUIREMENTS:

 .1      Vegetative Reproduction:

 1.      5.1.2 Cuttings (Bunch Plants). Cuttings must have produced roots and be at least the height of the original plant(s)(generally size offered for sale through the LFS’s)

 2.      5.1.3 Floating Plants. Double the size of the original source plant.

 3.      5.1.4 Adventitious. Adventitious plants must be grown for a minimum of 30 days and exhibit visible new growth after being separated from the parent plant.

 4.      5.1.5 Runner. Daughter plants must be separated from the runner and grown on their own and exhibit new growth.

 5.      5.1.6 Rhizome. A single division from the original plant, grow independently and exhibit visible new growth. Note: Bunch plants are not considered in this class.

 6.      5.1.7 Rosette. New plants must be divided from the basal rosette, grow independently and exhibit visible new growth.

 2.      Sexual Reproduction:

 1.      5.2.1 Seed. A single plant reproduced from seed from the parent plant.  Seedling(s)must grow , exhibit visible new growth, and be recognizable from the parent plant.

 2.      5.2.2 Spore. Spores must be produced and new plants grown from the spores, exhibit visible new growth, and be recognizable from the parent.

 3.      5.2.3 Flowering. Must be verified in bloom and attached to plant.

 

6.0    AQUATIC HORTICULTURISTS AWARDS:

 .1      Principal (Level I). Accumulate a minimum of 100points.

 .2      Advanced (Level II). Accumulate a minimum of 200 points.

 .3      Senior (Level III). Accumulate a minimum of 300 points

 .4      Expert (Level IV). Accumulate a minimum of 500 points.

 .5      Specialist (Level V). Accumulate a minimum of 700 points.

 .6      Master (Level VI). Accumulate a minimum 900 points.

 .7      Most prolific gardener – presented each year to the participant with the most HAP entries for that calendar year.

 .8      Chairman choice. Awarded for a HAP entry of outstanding difficulty or merit.

 .9      It is possible that this award may not be given in a given calendar year  – not to be carried over

 

7.0    PLANT CLASSIFICATION – The following is a list of species by point class. The list is not complete and is only intended as guide.

 

7.1 Class A (5 points) –Azolla sp. (floating fern)

• caroliniana

• filiculoides

• pinnata

Ceratopteris sp.

• cornuta

• froesii

• pteridioides (water sprite)

• siliquosa

• thalictroides (Indian fern)

Ceratophyllum sp.

• demersum (hornwort)

• siliquosa

• submersum (tropical hornwort)

• thalicroides (water sprite)

Eichornia sp.

• azurea

• crassipes (water Hyacinth)

• diversifolia

• natans

Elodea sp.

• densa (anacharis)

• canadensis (Canadian elodea)

• nutalli

 

 

Egeria najas (slender leafed elodea)

Hydrilla verticillata

Lemna sp.

• gibba

• spirodela (great duck weed)

• trisulca

• Pistia stratiotes (water chestnut)

Riccia sp.

• fluitans (crystalwort)

Salvinia sp.

• auriculata (butterfly fern)

• cucculata

• minima

• natans

• rotundifolia

• sprucei

Utricularia sp.

• exoleta

• gibba

• minor

• neglecta

• vulgaris (bladderwort)

Vesicularia dubyana (java moss)

Wolfia arrhiza (dwarf duckweedl)

 

 


7.2 Class B (15 points).Alternanthera sp.

• lilacina

• reineckii

• roseafolia

• sessilis

Bacopa sp.

• amplexicaulis

• caroliniana

• crenata

• floribunda

• lanigeria

• monnieri (dwarf bacopa)

• myriophylloides

• rotundfolia

Cabomba sp.

• aquatica

• caroliniana (fanwort)

Cardamine lyrata (bitter cress)

Crassula sp.

• bonariensis

• helmsii

• recurva

• vaillanti

Echinodorus sp.

• bolivianus

• latifolius

• intermedius

• isthmicus

• tenellus

• quadricostatus

Eleocharis sp.

• acicularis (hairgrass)

• minima

Fontinalis sp.

• antipyretica (willow moss)

Heteranthera sp.

• dubia

• reniformis

• zosterifolia (stargrass)

Hydrocleys nymphoides

Hydrocotyle sp.

• leucocephala (Brazilian pennywort)

• martima

• verticillata

• vulgaris (umbrella plant)

Hygrophilia sp.

• augustifolia

• balsamica

• corymbosa (temple plant)

• difformis (water wisteria)

• guianensis

• lacustris

• lancea

• longifolia

• polysperma

• salicifolia

• stricta

• violacea

Limnophila sp.

• australis

• aquatica

• aromatica

• glabra

• heterophylla

• indica

• sessiliflora (ambulia)

 

Lobelia sp.

Ludwiga sp.

• abscendens

• alternifolia

• arcuata

• brevipes

• glandulosa

• mullertii

• palustris

• repens

Microsorium pteropus (java fern)

Myriophyllum sp.

• alterniflorum

• aquaticum (Brazilian milfoil)

• hippuroides (red milfoil)

• brasiliense (parrot feather)

• heterophyllum

• mattogrossense (red milfoil)

• scabratum (foxtail)

• ussuriense

• verticillatum

• spicatum (milfoil)

Najas sp.

• graminea

• guadelupensis

• indica

• microdon

Nitella flexilis (stonewort)

Nomophilia sp. (Temple plant)

Nymphoides sp.

• aquatica (banana plant)

• humboldtiana

• indica

• peltata

Potamogeton sp.

• crispus

• gayi

• gramineus

• malaianus

• mascarensis

• natans

• oxyphyllus

• perfoliatus

Rotala sp.

• indica

• macrandra

• rotundifolia

Sagittaria sp.

• graminea

• lancifolia

• montevidensis (arrowhead sag)

• platyphylla

• pusilla

• sagittifolia

• subulata (broad leaf sag)

• weatherbiana

Vallisneria sp.

• americana (small corkscrew val)

• asiatica

• gigantea (giant val)

• gracilis

• natans (eel grass)

• neotropicalis

• portugalensis

• spiralis  (Large corkscrew)

7.3 Class C (20 points).Anubias sp

• afzelii

• barteri (all varieties)

• coffeafolia

• congensis

• gilletii

• glabra

• gracilis

• hastifolia

• heterophylla

• lanceolata

• nana

Bolbitus sp.

• heteroclita

• heudelotii

Crinum sp.

• calamistratum

• natans

• purpurascens

• natans

Cryptocoryne sp.

• affinis

• albida

• aponogetifolia

• auriculata

• axelrodii

• balansae

• beckettii

• blassii

• bogneri

• bullosa

• ciliata

• cordata

• costata

• crispatula

• diderici

• evae

• ferruginea

• fusca

• gracilis

• grifithii

• hejnyi

• johorensis

• korthausae

• legroi

• lingua

• longicauda

• lucens

• lutea

• minima

• moehlmannii

• nevillii

• nurii

• parva

• petchii

• pontederiifolia

• purpurea

• retrospiralis

• sarawacensis

• schulzei

• siamensis

• spiralis

• sulphurea

• thwaitesii

• tonkinensis

• undulata

• usteriana

Cryptocoryne sp. (cont)• versteegii

• walkeri

• wendtii

• willisii

• zewaldiae

• zonata

• zukalii

Cyperus alternifolius

Didiplis diandra (water hedge)

Echinodorus sp.

• amazonicus

• amphibius

• angustifolius

• aschersonianus

• augustifolius

• austroamericanus

• barthii

• berteroi

• bleheri (broad leafed Amazon sword)

• cordifolius

• grisebachii

• horemanii

• horizontalis

• inpai

• macrophyllus

• magdalensis

• major or maior

• muricatus

• nymphaeifolius

• opacus

• osiris

• paniculatus

• parviflorus

• pellucidus

• portoalegrensis

• rigidifolius

• scaber

• schlueteri

• uruguayensis

Lagenandra sp.

• dalzellii

• koenigii

• lancifolia

• meeboldii

• ovata

• praetermissa

• thwaitesii

Any marine plant

Marsilea sp.

• brownii (four leaf water clover)

• quadrifolia

Nuphar sp.

• japonica

• luteum (spatterdock)

• pumila

Nymphaea sp.

• alba

• colorata

• chromatella

• lotus

• maculata

• pubescens

• stellata

• zenkeri

Trapa sp.

• japonica

• natans (water chestnut)

7.4 Class D (20 points) – Any plant propagated uniquely from seed or spore.Aldrovanda vesiculosa

Aponogeton sp.

• abyssinicus

• bernieranus

• boivinanus

• capuroni

• crispus

• distachyos

• echinatus

• elongatus

• fenestralis

• guillotii

• henkelianus

• longplumulosus

• loriae

• madagascariensis (Madagascar lace plant)

• monostrachyus

• natans

• rigidifolius

• stachyosporus

• ulvaceus

• undulatus

Echinodorus sp.

• argentinensis

• grandiflorus

• longiscapus

• palaefolius

• subalatus

Isoetes sp.

• echinospora

• flaccida

• lacustris

• malinverniana

• setacea

• velata

Ottelia sp

• alismoides

• kunenensis

• muricata

• ulvifolia

Samolus parviflorus (water cabbage)

 

7.5 Class E – Reproduction From Seed or Spores.• Add class points to your total.

 

 

7.6 Class F – Flowering

• Award double point bonus.

 

 

7.7 Class G – Specialty Genus

• Hybrids/crosses will only be recognized in this category. A maximum of five points are awarded for each variation and no points are awarded for flowering.