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Cattleya Mari's Love

This is a discussion on Cattleya Mari's Love within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Carolla Chris - the cross (grex - any orchid resulting from the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla View Post
    Chris - the cross (grex - any orchid resulting from the same cross of the parents) will receive a name and then individual plants with exceptional qualities often get a specific name. That name will be in the ' ' marks like: C. Mari's Love 'Taka'. The grex name is Mari's Love, the individual is named 'Taka'. As there can be quite a variety in any cross, if you get one with it's own name, it's a clone or division of the original and you know what to expect. Sometimes when cloned the plant will mutate also and be a bit different. I hope that helps to explain it!

    Just so I'm clear. Does the person who' owns a plant with "exceptional qualities" name that individual grex?

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    Example; C. Mari's Love flowered from a seedling. Unknown quality till then. It flowers as a great orchid (exceptional qualities) & then given what is known as a 'clonal' name ie. Taka. From there, if mericloned it remains for ever more, C. Mari's Love 'Taka'. Many other plant s from the cross may have flowered & some given a clonal name or nothing as they weren't good enough. Occasionally, one of the mericlones will flower differently, offering notable differences then an additional name can be added BUT it should be noted that it is a "sport" from that particular mericlone. A grower can only give a plant a "clonal name" if that grower flowers that plant from a seedling, NOT a mericlone, that is already known. The Grex Name is the registered name of that particular cross of 2 plants. By rights, the originator of that cross has primary right to name the cross but with written permission, another grower may name & register the cross. (Hasn't stopped some).

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    I don't know can give a plant a clonal name.. and thanks Roy for clarifying my understanding. What I know about names I learned here..

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    Thank you Roy and Carol! You both explain things very well. I have other questions regarding naming but I'll wait until I post the plants.

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