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Neofinetia - now Vanda

This is a discussion on Neofinetia - now Vanda within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I think a new forum section for "Idiotic Orchid Name Changes" could be of interest. ...

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    Default Neofinetia - now Vanda

    I think a new forum section for "Idiotic Orchid Name Changes" could be of interest.
    I haven't seen this published anywhere, I may have missed it but I would think growers would be having their say 'Big Time'.

    According to the Kew List of Monocots, Neofinetia no longer exists, its now listed as a VANDA.

    Yes, thats Vanda falcata but... in the RHS registry, its a synonym.

    It would be nice if they could get their act together for a change.

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    Tell me you are joking!
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    Unfortunately not. I have just emailed the RHS to get clarification.

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    That will take some getting used too.

    cheers,
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    RHS is a horticulture society, that is not "Science"...
    The KEW Monocot tries to follow the peer-review scientific litterature of Botany and try to evaluate what the consensus in the scientific sociaty is.

    A large difference!

    But few hobby growers of orchids seem to understand that the family name represent heritige, and that is gowern most accurate by DNA and not the system invented by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) around 1750 in his master piece Systema Naturae!

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    And as an hobby grower of orchids I am to annoyed when my plants change names...

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    I agree to some extent with what Magnus is saying. RHS and systematics doesn't go hand in hand. What we need is a clear clarification of the term "species" and "genera" based on genetic concepts.
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    The other main genus involved is Ascocentrum. All moved to Vanda.

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    My new posting needs to be read.

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    What ? Both Neofinetia and Ascocentrum ?

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