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Orchid nomenclature

This is a discussion on Orchid nomenclature within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just received some on-line orders and am confused by the nomenclature. I believe they are ...

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    Default Orchid nomenclature

    Just received some on-line orders and am confused by the nomenclature. I believe they are all cattleyas....hybrids I guess. How do I decipher these names?

    Pot.Mem.Harriet George 'Calvin'
    Pot.Burana beauty "Burana" HCC/AOS

    Netrosiri starbright

    Pot.Memoria Deanna Saunders 'Indiana'

    Reference to an article on orchid nomenclature will be appreciated?
    Is there a list of original species?
    How are new hybrids named and what organization keeps track of it all?


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    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
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    Well, to start, check out the Orchid Genus Listing here in OrchidTalk. I try to keep it up to date but things change fast. RVO's Orchid Genus Listing - OrchidTalk Orchid Forums - Grow Orchids!

    As for the potinara orchids - yes, they are cattleya type orchids. Potinara has now been changed to Rhynchobrassoleya (I know, a mouthful!!)

    As for Netrosiri Starbright, well that is: Rhyncattleanthe Netrasiri Starbright (Cattlianthe Kauai Starbright x Rhyncattleanthe Orange Nuggett)

    Check out this article on orchid naming: Orchid Names and Naming | River Valley Orchidworks


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