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This is a discussion on Orchid Key within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Is there such a thing as a Key for Orchids? I would like to learn ...

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    Is there such a thing as a Key for Orchids? I would like to learn how to key out the orchids from a book so I never have to have an unknown again! I can't deal of NOIDs. I know, I'm wierd.

    Thanks.

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    You can drop a bit of money on the software thats out there. Wildcatt and orchidwiz are two pretty decent ones.

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    Even with a database you can still have a noid... some of the more highly hybridized genus have soooo many crosses that look soooo similar. Best to decide to love your noid whether you can name it or not, or avoid buying them!!

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    Diane is right, some NOIDs are impossible to ID (for the mere mortal; maybe not for a judge or top breeder). I have the Orchidwiz database, and we have more photos on this forum for many genera than it has.

    It's fun to play with, but it's not cheap and the ratio of photos to registered crosses is much lower than you'd expect.

    If BD is ok with this, I'd love to see folks with both databases offer their pros and cons, since the databases, and the AOS's new subcription service aren't cheap.

    Would this be all right, BD? And if so, would you like to comment - I believe you've used both...

    Julie

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    I am fine with discussion about the databases. I am more familiar with WILDCATT, but have used the other at the society meeting. Discuss away!

    Cheers!
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    Thanks, BD!

    I'll actually start this as a new thread. I think it's important enough to be in an easily found place.

    Julie

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