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Gerberara: I need some help with this Genus

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    Default Gerberara: I need some help with this Genus

    I have a beautiful plant in flower now, and I intend to take it to our international Show next month. I have been checking and rechecking the tags of all the plants which I am going to enter and have come to a road block with this one.

    The tag on this plant says Gerberara Snow Ballet ( Caulaelia Snowflake X Brassolaelia Richard Mueller)
    I have searched the RH international Orchid Register and it is not there (at least not under that Genus).
    Can anyone help me with this? What is a Gerberara, is there such Genus?.

    I am anxious to hear from you as I really want to get it right before I put it before the AOS judges.

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    The Laelia parent of Richard Mueller is now considered a Cattleya, so the nothogenus changes to Collierara instead of Gerberara. Here's a link to the RHS listing, sometimes looking up 'obsolete' synonyms works and sometimes not... I looked this one up by omitting genus and just using grex names, if you leave a space blank or put in '%' I think it treats it like a wildcard operator or something. Hope this helps, sounds like a nice cross!

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    Taxonomists..... GRRRRrrrrr

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    Nat, Thank you so much. I have checked your info. so that is correct.

    I totally agree with Raybark, GRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

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    Angela I remember identifying this plant for you not that long ago then it was called Gerberara hehe now the official genus name is Collierara but Gerberara is not wrong it is listed as a synonym.

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    For my own information: So, when entering a plant to be shown/judged at a society show, I am suppose to list the most current name and genus even thought the powers-that-be may have changed it at their own discretion and not sent out a mass notification letter to all the orchid growers of the world letting us know that in their infinite wisdom they are making our life difficult by randomly changing plant names? (run on sentence intended )

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    Angela sorry about the ID I posted it as just Snow Ballet because they have changed it so much I stopped updating the tag it literally had 3 tags all different so I just leave it as snow ballet now. They are gorgeous plants and grow like crazy.

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