I have spent quite some time reading a variety of botanical naming convention guidelines and, regardless of the Family, Genus, or Species, there seems to be one common thread - every variety, whether naturally developed or by the hand of man, has a unique name. There is no reason why this should not apply to Crotons. At the meeting, this past weekend, one variety of Croton held significant interest for me - the one I've dubbed Suzi Silverado. Jeff has a magnificent specimen by his pool, however it has a tag marked "Van Houttii". A check of the Wiki and discussion with several experts led to the conclusion that neither my plant nor Jeff's were Van Houttii and no one seemed to know exactly what they were. Several of our experts (and I use that word in its broadest definition) said that both plants are in the "General Marshall subgroup" or some such wording. Well, I'm sorry folks. There can't be a "subgroup" or a "variant" when it comes to Crotons. If the plant is different, then it's different in every way including its name. We cannot possibly expect the rest of the Croton-picking world to recognize this website and its participants as "experts" unless we can agree on this one basic principle. This is why I have a hard time buying into Petra and Super Petra. Add to that, Gloriosa and Gloriosa Superba, Dreadlocks and Super Dreadlocks, and what I'm certain are dozens of other examples, including this business about a General Marshall subgroup. We are in a position to establish a true bank of experts that the Internet community can call upon to name a particular Croton or to acknowledge that it's one that's never been seen before. Let's try not to screw this up.