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    HAP Rules and Regulations

    posted in ACLC Documents on 29th Nov, 2015

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    PURPOSE

    -  To promote the keeping and propagation of aquatic plants by ACLC members. 

    -  To keep record of each participant’s accomplishments and provide awards to encourage participation in the program

    -  To gather and disseminate information about aquatic plants, their cultivation, and  propagation methods.

    DEFINITION

    - An aquatic plant is a plant which can be grown fully submersed or emersed (roots in water only) for the length of its entire life cycle. An aquatic plant must be able to grow through periods of being fully submerged. Exceptions to this rule are aquatic plants that normally have emergent leaves (i.e. water hyacinth, Nymphaea lilies, water cabbage, duckweed, etc.).  Plants that may grow emersed with their roots growing in the water but cannot grow fully submerged will not be accepted (i.e. lucky bamboo, peace lilies, mondo grass, etc.).

    HAP COMMITTEE

    -               The committee is responsible for the review of the ongoing program, assigning proper credit, and maintaining records of all members. All aspects of the program are subject to review by the HAP Committee, subject to Board approval.

    -               The HAP committee will maintain records for individual members listing all species cultivated, flowered, or grown by seed; articles submitted, and points awarded.  A roster will be presented in Tank Tales on a regular basis. It is the horticulturist’s responsibility to ensure that they receive the proper credit for their accomplishments.

    RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

    -  Any active ACLC member in good standing may participate in the HAP. 

    -  The plants being submitted for points may be submitted one of two ways. They may be brought to a general meeting for verification by a member of the HAP Committee or detailed photographs of the plants may be emailed to the HAP chairman at . This will be required for short lived flowers or when transportation will be unfavorable to the health of the plant. A completed HAP report must be submitted at the time of verification.

    -  To qualify as a successful propagation, the plant being submitted for points must be capable of surviving on its own. The plant will need to be an appropriate size with both leaves and roots. The following guide will be used for plant submissions:

    Bulb Plants (Aponogeton, Crinum, etc) - No less than (2) individual plants, 6 or more leaves, and separated from the parent plant.

    Floating Plants (Frogbit, Water Cabbage, etc.) - No less than (6) individual plants, half or more of the size of the parent plant.

    Moss (Java, etc.) - No less than (1) golf ball portion, or enough to generously cover a 2 inch by 2 inch area.

    Rhizome Plants (Ferns, Anubias, etc.) - No less than (3) individual plants, 6 or more leaves, and separated from the parent plant.  For Anubias species besides A. barteri varieties (frazeri, etc.), 1 individual plant, 6 or more leaves, and separated from the parent plant, will be accepted.

    Rosette Plants (Cryptocoryne, Echinodorus, etc.) - No less than (3) individual plants, 6 or more leaves, and separated from the parent plant.

    Stem Plants (Rotala, Cabomba, etc.) - No less than (6) stems, 6 inches long; cut from the parent stems.

    -               To qualify as a successful seedling, the plant must have been flowered while in the entrant’s possession, and then produced seeds for sowing. Dry bulbs which are regularly available for purchase (Aponogeton sp. and lilies) will not be accepted. Proof of flowering (i.e., photo) is required prior to the awarding of any points for propagation by seed.

    -               It is requested that plants be donated to ACLC for auction. A bonus equal to propagation point value will be awarded to the horticulturist after the plants are sold at auction. 

    -               Rules and requirements may be waived for individual circumstances at the discretion of the HAP chairperson, with Board approval.  New point values may be petitioned by submitting reasons for disputing the current point value. Point values may be increased or decreased depending on the findings. The HAP chairperson and ACLC Board have the final say on any disputes regarding points. 

    -               Points may be awarded up to one time for each species, cultivar, or variety propagated, flowered, or grown by seed. 

    PLANT IDENTIFICATION

    Proper identification is the responsibility of the entrant.  Scientific names are ever-changing for aquatic plants, so no sole website or book shall singly be used for identification. The website www.aquaticplantcentral.com, is suggested as the best current source for identification. The entrant must ensure to do thorough research. This will be especially true for new species to the hobby that have not received proper identification. The entrant is encouraged to seek the help of other club members or the HAP committee for proper identification. All plants submitted for points will have their identity verified by the HAP committee. In cases where proper identification poses to be very difficult, the HAP committee and entrant will come to an agreement. Cases like this may be likely with similar looking species, such as those of the genus Cryptocoryne.

    TANK TALES ARTICLES

    10 points will be awarded for each article published in Tank Tales. Acceptance is at the discretion of both the HAP chairman and Tank Tales Editor. Articles submitted will need to provide insight on the conditions that resulted in the successful propagation of the aquatic plant, or some aspect related to aquatic plants other than a successful propagation.

    HAP AWARDS

    Lifetime Achievement Awards

    Novice Gardener: 50 points Award shall be a framed certificate.

    One Star Gardener: 100 points Award shall be a framed certificate.

    Two Star Gardener: 200 points. Award shall be a plaque.

    Three Star Gardener: 400 points. Award shall be a plaque.

    Senior Gardener: 600 points. Award shall be a plaque.

    Master Gardener: 1000 points. Award shall be a plaque.

    Grand Master Gardener: 1500 points. Award shall be a plaque and lifetime membership in the ACLC.

    Supreme Grand Master Gardener: 2000 points. Award shall be a plaque and a special gift chosen by the program chairperson and club president.

    Lifetime Achievement Awards - Specialty Awards

    Group Propagator: shall be awarded to any person who successfully propagates at least 6 species/cultivars from a single aquatic plant family*. Award shall be a framed certificate.

    Advanced Group Propagator: shall be awarded to any person who successfully propagates at least 12 species/cultivars from a single aquatic plant family* and has written at least 1 article on the propagation of one (or more) of those species. Award shall be a plaque.

    Expert Group Propagator: shall be awarded to any person who successfully propagates at least 18 species/cultivars from a single aquatic plant family* and has written at least 2 articles on the propagation of two (or more) of those species. Award shall be a plaque.

    Master Group Propagator: shall be awarded to any person who successfully propagates at least 24 species/cultivars from a single aquatic plant family* and has written at least 2 articles on the propagation of three (or more) of those species. Award shall be a plaque.

    *-Many families will not have enough species/cultivars to reach the award levels noted. Members may petition the HAP committee to group 2 or more families together in order to reach these awards. Each family may only be used once in a grouping (i.e., if you choose to add Menyanthaceae family (i.e., Nyphoides aquatica) to water lilies in the family Nymphaeaceae

    (i.e., Nymphaea lotus and others), you may not combine any other member of the family Menyanthaceae with any other water lily family. You may continue to propoagate other members of Menyanthaceae to reach higher awards for your combined Menyanthaceae / Nymphaeaceae group.

    Annual Awards

    Gardener of the Year: participant who earned the most points in the program during the club year, which is determined by the board of directors (usually January 1 through December 31). Award shall be a plaque. In the event of a tie, the person that propagated the fewest species will be the winner, based on the assumption that since fewer species were propagated, they must have been more difficult and/or rare species.

    Propagator of the Year: participant who propagated the most species in the program during the club year, which is determined by the board of directors (usually January 1 through December 31). Award shall be a plaque. In the event of a tie, duplicate awards will be presented.

       
       
    Points
    Family Genus Species Synonyms Prop. Seed
    Acanthaceae Hygrophila balsamica   10 25
        corymbosa  var. angustifolia (Willow Hygro)   10 25
        corymbosa var. siamensis   10 25
        corymbosa var. stricta   10 25
        difformis (Wisteria)   5 25
        lacustris   10 25
        pinnatifida   10 25
        polysperma   5 25
        sp. 'Araguaia'   10 25
        sp. 'Bold'   10 25
        sp. 'Tiger'   10 25
      Staurogyne repens   10 25
    Alismataceae Echinodorus amazonicus   5 25
        angustifolius   10 25
        'barthii' (Red Melon Sword)   10 25
        berteroi   10 25
        bleheri   5 25
        cordifolius (Radican Sword)   10 25
        grandiflorus grandifolius 10 25
        horemanni   15 25
        'Kleiner Bar'   15 25
        longiscapus   10 25
        macrophyllus   10 25
        major (Ruffled Sword) martii 10 25
        'Oriental'   10 25
        osiris (Green Melon Sword)   10 25
        'Ozelot'   10 25
        parviflorus (Rosette Sword)   10 25
        'Red Diamond'   15 25
        'Red Flame'   15 25
        'Red Rubin'   15 25
        'Rose'   15 25
        'Saint Elmo's Fire'   15 25
        quadricostatus (Broadleaf Chain Sword)   10 25
        uruguayensis   15 25
        'Vesuvius'   10 25
      Helanthium tenellum (Chain Sword) Echinodorus tenellus 10 25
      Sagittaria platyphylla chilensis 5 25
        subulata   5 25
    Amaranthaceae Alternanthera reineckii   15 25
    Amaryllidaceae Crinum calamistratum   20 25
        natans   20 25
        thaianum (Onion Plant)   20 25
    Aneuraceae Riccardia chamedryfolia (Mini Pellia)   15  
    Apiaceae Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (Micro Sword)   15 25
        mauritiana   15 25
    Aponogetonaceae Aponogeton boivinianus   15 20
        capuronii   15 20
        crispus    10 15
        longiplumulosus   15 20
        madagascarensis (Madagascar Lace)   20 25
        natans    10 15
        rigidifolius   10 15
        ulvaceus   15 20
        undulatus   10 15
    Araceae Anubias afzelli   15 25
        barteri 'coffeefolia'   10 25
        barteri var. angustifolia   10 25
        barteri var. barteri   10 25
        barteri var. caladiifolia    10 25
        barteri var. nana   10 25
        barteri var. nana 'petite'   10 25
        congensis   15 25
        'frazeri'   10 25
        lanceolata   15 25
      Bucephalandra sp.   20 25
      Cryptocoryne affinis   10 25
        beckettii   10 25
        blassii   10 25
        bullosa   20 25
        ciliata   10 25
        costata   15 25
        crispatula var. balansae   10 25
        ideii   15 25
        lucens   15 25
        nurii   15 25
        parva   15 25
        pontederiifolia   10 25
        retrospiralsis   10 25
        spiralsis   10 25
        undulata   10 25
        usteriana   15 25
        walkeri var. lutea   10 25
        wendtii   10 25
        x willisii   10 25
      Lagenandra meeboldii   20 25
        thwaitesii    20 25
      Pistia stratiotes (Water Lettuce)   5 25
    Araliaceae Hydrocotyle leucocephala (Brazilian Pennywort)   5 25
        sibthorpioides   5 25
        tripartita sp. 'Japan' 10 25
        verticillata   10 25
    Asteraceae Acmella repens   15 25
      Gymnocoronis spilanthoides   10 25
      Shinnersia rivularis (Mexican Oak Leaf)   10 25
    Azollaceae Azolla caroliniana   5  
    Brassicaceae Cardamine lyrata   10 25
    Cabombaceae Cabomba caroliniana    10 25
        furcata (Red Cabomba) piauhyensis 20 25
        pulcherrima (Purple Cabomba)   20 25
    Campanulaeceae Lobelia cardinalis   15 25
    Ceratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort)   5 25
    Cyperaceae Cyperus helferi   15 25
      Eleocharis acicularis    10 25
        parvula   10 25
        vivipara   10 25
    Elaphoglossaceae Bolbitis heteroclita   10  
        heudelotii (African Water Fern)   10  
    Eriocaulaceae Eriocaulon parkeri   20 25
      Tonina fluviatilis   20 25
    Fissidentaceae Fissidens fontanaus   20  
    Fontinalaceae Fontinalis antipyretica (Willow Moss)   15  
    Haloragaceae Myriophyllum aquaticum (Parrot's Feather)   10 25
        matogrossense   10 25
        scabratum   10 25
        simulans filigree 10 25
        tuberculatum   10 25
      Proserpinaca palustris (Mermaid Weed)   10 25
    Hydrocharitaceae Blyxa aubertii   10 25
        japonica   10 25
      Egeria densa (Anacharis)   5 25
        najas (Narrowleaf Anacharis)   5 25
      Limnobium laevigatum (Frogbit)   5 25
      Valiisneria americana   5 25
        asiatica   5 25
        spiralis   5 25
    Hypnaceae Taxiphyllum alterans (Taiwan Moss)   5  
        barbieri (Java Moss) Vesicularia dubyana 5  
      Vesicularia ferriei (Weeping Moss)   10  
        montagnei (Christmas Moss)   5  
    Isoetaceae Isoetes lacustris (Ocotpuss Plant)   15  
    Lamiaceae Clinopodium brownei Micromeria brownei 10 25
      Pogostemon helferi   15  
    Lemnaceae Lemna minor (Duckweed)   5  
    Lentibulariaceae Utricularia gibba   5 25
        graminifolia   15 25
    Linderniaceae Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC Cuba)   20 25
        glomeratus Micranthemum micranthemoides 10 25
      Micranthemum umbrosum (Baby Tears)   10 25
    Lythraceae Ammania crassicaulis Nesaea crassicaulis 20 25
        gracilis    20 25
        pedicellata Nesaea pedicellata 20 25
        praetermissa Nesaea sp. 'Red' 20 25
        senegalensis   20 25
      Didiplis diandra   10 25
      Rotala indica  Ammania sp. 'Bonsai' 15 25
        macrandra   20 25
        rotundifolia indica 10 25
        sp. 'Nanjenshen'   10 25
        sp. 'Vietnam'   10 25
        wallichii   10 25
    Marsileaceae Marsilea crenata   10  
        minuta   10  
        quadrifolia (Four Leaf Clover)   10  
    Mayacaceae Mayaca fluviatilis   10 25
    Menyanthaceae Nymphoides aquatica (Banana Plant)   15 25
        sp. 'Taiwan'   10 25
    Monoseleniaceae Monoselenium tenerum   10  
    Najadaceae Najas guadalupensis (Guppy Grass)   10 25
        sp. 'Roraima'   15 25
    Nymphaeaceae Barclaya longifolia   20 25
      Nuphar japonica (Spatterdock)   15 25
      Nymphaea micrantha   15 25
        lotus   15 25
        lotus 'zenkeri'   15 25
        rubra   15 25
        stellata   15 25
    Onagraceae Ludwigia arcuata   10 25
        brevipes   10 25
        glandulosa peruensis 15 25
        inclinata   15 25
        inclinata var. verticallata 'Cuba'   15 25
        inclinata var. verticallata 'Pantanal'   15 25
        ovalis   10 25
        palustris   10 25
        peploides   15 25
        repens   10 25
        sediodes   15 25
        sp. 'Rubin'   10 25
    Parkeriaceae Ceratopteris cornuta    5  
        thalictroides   5  
        siliquosa   5  
        pteroides   5  
    Phrymaceae Glossostigma elatinoides   15 25
    Phyllantaceae Phyllanthus fluitans (Red Root Floater)   5 25
    Polypodiaceae Microsorum pteropus (Java Fern)   10  
        pteropus 'Narrow' (Narrow Leaf Java Fern)   10  
        pteropus 'Trident'   10  
        pteropus 'Windelov' (Lace Java Fern)   10  
    Pontederiaceae Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth)   5 25
      Heteranthera zosterifolia (Stargrass)   10 25
    Potamogetonaceae Potamogeton crispus    5 25
        gayi   5 25
    Primulaceae Hottonia palustris   15 25
      Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny)   10 25
        nummularia 'aurea' (Golden Creeping Jenny)   10 25
      Samolus valerandi   15 25
    Ranunculaceae Ranunculus inundatus   10 25
    Ricciaceae Riccia fluitans   5  
      Ricciocarpus natans   10  
    Salviniaceae Salvinia minima   5 25
        natans   5 25
        oblongiflia   5 25
    Saururaceae Saururus cernuus (Lizard's Tail)   15 25
    Scrophulariaceae Bacopa australis   10 25
        caroliniana   10 25
        lanigera   10 25
        madagascariensis   10 25
        monnieri (Moneywort)   10 25
        myriophylloides   10 25
      Limnophila aquatica (Asian Ambulia)   10 25
        aromatica (Rice Paddy Herb)   15 25
        sessiliflora   10 25
               
               

     

     

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