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Those dratted orchid name changes

This is a discussion on Those dratted orchid name changes within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just remember Botany and Horticulture are not eh same thing. In Botany we like nice ...

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    Just remember Botany and Horticulture are not eh same thing. In Botany we like nice groups. In horticulture and hybrids such things are really not important. I get chewed out all the time for the name changes to orchid hybrids. Not my fault. I could care less that a Brassolaeliocattleya is now Rhyncholaleiocattleya. A lot of the problems are that the RHS simply did not listen to taxonomists nearly 100 years ago. Otherwise Rhyncholaelia would never have been registered as Brassavola and Encyclia as Epidendrum.

    The RHS has yet to deal with Phalaenopsis, Doritis, and Kingidium being one and the same genus.

    For the currently accepted names of orchid species google Kew Monocot Chesklist.

    For the correct name of your orchid hybrid google RHS Orchid Register.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trichoglottis View Post
    ...For the currently accepted names of orchid species google Kew Monocot Chesklist.

    For the correct name of your orchid hybrid google RHS Orchid Register.
    Or, you can visit this link in our community and search the RHS right from OrchidTalk. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Database

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    Bingo... And there you have it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Please don´t curse us plant molecular biologists LOL. I am myself a part of a project where we are working on the brassicales family (the one to which mustard, cabbage, broccoli etc belong) we are trying to find out the relatedness and differences in a particular gene which can help us in deciding the heirarchy. Its all DNA genomic evidence is the final on (atleast now).
    It wouldn't be so annoying, Amey, if they would just make up their minds and settle on a name before announcing "it should be called this now" rather than making said announcement and then not all that terribly long later changing it yet again.

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    Actually, I have more difficulty with made up multi-generic names. Some of my "cattleyas" seem to have gone from being Blcs or Potinaras, to strange names that I don't even recognise as being in the Catt alliance at all. e.g. Mantinaras, Thwaitesearas, Guarisophelas....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearWithMe View Post
    Thank you Pavel. Now I'm going to work on my tomato-dendrobium hybrid so I can have my orchid and eat it too. :-)
    I managed to cross a Hyacinth with a Yew. I donated it to the Government. They are calling it Hya-taxus. (Not meant as political - any Govt. will do. )

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