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Orchid naming mess

This is a discussion on Orchid naming mess within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; What exactly is this guy?: Phrag Stairway To Heaven is a cross between Phrag . ...

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    What exactly is this guy?:
    Phrag Stairway To Heaven is a cross between Phrag. popowii (formerly warscewiczianum) and warscewiczianum (formerly wallisii).

    Is it just a taxonimists idiocy?

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    Jason has posted on those species name chages a couple of times, and yes to your second question.

    That's not a named cross yet, but I think calling it Stairway to Heaven is a bit of idiocy too. Maybe we could name a Moz. Rolling Stones. But then I guess it would be hard to grow.

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    I've seen Jasons posts, but this is just rediculous! If they had to change something, why not wallisii to popowii and leave warscewiczianum alone??!!! GRRRRR

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    there are rumors (that I fully believe) that certain taxonomists describe species for money, like 10 grand. totally believable if you ask me. someone decided to take advantage of a possible error in the original description to rename something after someone, maybe for money, maybe not. stupid if you ask me (and I know that you didn't, but hey, I'll pass judgment anyway).

    warscewiczianum x wallisii to me. I don't know what this popowii crap is all about. doesn't exist in my book. shrugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Maybe we could name a Moz. Rolling Stones. But then I guess it would be hard to grow.

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    You probably couldn't water it enought to get the wrinkles out and the flowers would be UUG-U-LEE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai
    You probably couldn't water it enought to get the wrinkles out and the flowers would be UUG-U-LEE!
    LMAO!

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    just keep it going on a diet of hard liquor, coke, smack, and a few stray orchid roadies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrod
    just keep it going on a diet of hard liquor, coke, smack, and a few stray orchid roadies...

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