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This is a discussion on Slang/Shorthand "Orchid Speak" -- or "What on Earth does this term mean?" within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Nice going Paul. cheers, BD...
Nice going Paul.
Love the UFO
Hhehe I also liked the new christening of UFO LOL !
I love this idea. I really could have used this at the beginning.
CMV=cymbidium mosaic virus
TMV=tobacco mosaic virus
ORSV=odontoglossum(?) ringspot virus
Of course, it would be preferable if we didn't need to be aware of these. And I suppose the names are subject to change at any moment considering that what we now call a cymbidium may be called an (absurdlydifficulttopronouncewhoosywhatsy) tomorrow!
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Excellant Jason! I knew there had to be others I had missed. I'll have to email BD and see if he can add them in as I no longer have editing capability with that post (too much time has passed).
Even though it isn't slang, I was recently thinking that including that the plural of genus is genera since that is so commonly mistaken.
At this point I have ceased to care what the orchid taxonomist twits & KEW say or do. When the bozos show some intelligence and finally settle on new naming -- rather than tossing new names out left & right only to change them again shortly after -- then I will look at the new nomenclature. I'm too disgusted with the idiots at this point.
Slight correction: CFL = compact fluorescent lamp
Slang term Meaning AM Award of Merit AOS American Orchid Society BS blooming size cane pb of dens which tend to be tall/long/canelike CCM Certificate of Cultural Merit cfl compact fluorescent light CHC coconut husk chips chid orchid CMV cymbidium mosaic virus coir medium made up of coconut fibers FCC First Class Certificate genera not a slang term but rather the correct plural of genus (there is no such word as "genuses" ) G/H or gh greenhouse HCC Highly Commended Certificate keiki properly pronounced KAY-kee; a small plantlet formed on the "mother" plant; a form of asexual reproduction LECA lightweight expanded clay aggregate (sold under brand names Hydroton, Aliflor, etc.) mealies mealybugs (insect pest covered w/ a white cottony substance) NBS near blooming size Noid or NOID no ID ORSV odontoglossum ringspot virus pb pseudobulb RH or R/H relative humidity RO reverse osmosis (a method of water purification) s/h or SH semihydroponic (a method of orchid culture) sheath a leaflike "envelop" through which flower buds emerge; common with cattleyas sphag sphagnum moss spike the flower stalk of an orchid TMV tobacco mosaic virus var. variety/variant (indicates a different, naturally occurring color variation of a species) Common Shorthand for Particular Orchid Genera asco ascocentrum bulbo bulbophyllum bulldog paph hybrids w/ large, round heavy-substance large-dorsal sepal flowers (aka complex hybrids) catt cattleya cym cymbidium den dendrobium drac dracula enc encyclia epi epidendrum hard cane dens dens typically with harder, thinner canes; these form long spikes with many flowers at the top of the cane masdie masdevallia onc oncidium paph paphiopedilum phal phalanopsis phrag phragmipedium pleuro pleurothallid soft cane den
dens w/ typically thicker, softer (almost succulent like) canes; these form clusters of flowers (often of 1-3 in #) on very short spikes &/or keikis at the nodes along the cane UFO unidentified flowering orchid (a nontraditional equivalent to NOID that some folks favor as an amusing alternative to NOID)
Keep the changes and additions coming folks.
Last edited by pavel; February 18th, 2012 at 11:37 AM.