Larry R -
Regarding the cultivar H. 'Terry Lyninger':
First, what you call the "AHS definition" is what was submitted by the hybridizer, as you know. Back at that time, prior to the current or previous registrar, the person before then was not as conscientious about copying the exact registration description and would sometimes shorten what the hybridizer had written. I know this because some hybridizers complained to me and even showed me where their original description had been shortened. So only Jack Carpenter knows what he actually wrote on that registration form. Secondly, appliques were still fairly new back in 2003 when he registered this. I got this plant from him back when he introduced it , and grew it for 13 years, until last year.
Based upon what I saw here, ( see below)
if I had been registering this, I probably would have described it as "yellow with red eye and appliqued throat." I DO think the pattern of the throat is defined enough to qualify it as an applique.
Here are some other appliques that grow/grew here:
Sp. Seashells and Arnette Zapel
These were at Bob Selman's : Alien DNA and Alien Whisper
A Bodacious Pattern and Lavender Arrowhead
Spacecoast Behavior Pattern and Star of India
Star of India was hybridized by the late Pat Roberts, who lived in the San Diego, CA area. She and her husband Sanford ( who hybridized Point of View) were mentors of Gary Colby, a daylily friend. Star of India was the cultivar that Bob Selman used to get the applique pattern on his "Alien" series that he still works on. It was one of the early appliques. I grew this for many years and know that Pat Stamile used it too. Note that she did NOT register it as "appliqued" but "with yellow cream" throat when she registered it in 1992. I believe that others coined the term "applique" to describe this trait later.