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Robiquetia pantherina

This is a discussion on Robiquetia pantherina within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A botanical. The species name is self -explanatory....

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    Default Robiquetia pantherina

    A botanical.

    The species name is self -explanatory.

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    I've always been curious about the use of the term "botanical": would you say that this is a correct definition?

    " Botanical orchids are the original, pre-hybrid species from which the myriad now-existing species have evolved."

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    Default LJA!!!

    You're putting me on the spot, lol...
    I used it in the sense of " not commercially or commonly cultivated".

    Reasons could include: blooms small and not colorful or fragrant; its rarity; difficulty of growing...

    From interacting with other hobbyists, I applied the term as it was impressed on me. Of course, I could be totally mistaken.

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    lol NT, not trying to put you on the spot at all! I just honestly never understood why some orchid species were called "botanicals," and I came across that definition so thought I'd ask. "Botanical" in common usage just means derived or made from plants or plant parts, so I thought it was odd the way it was being applied to orchids. It may very well mean "rare," "difficult," or "not commonly grown" when it's used in an orchid context; I just really never knew. Still don't!

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    I think I've heard the term 'botanical' used most often as a euphemism, meaning "this is one which only species-nerds would ever find pretty or worth growing." So anything with barely visible or uninteresting blooms.

    These blooms are really interesting, but I assume they must be quite small . . . but I quite like botanicals regardless . . .

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    Default Better picture.


    It is not so bad, really.

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    In the Philippines, the term "botaical " usually refers to species of orchids or plants which has small and insignificant flowers (not so much importace to cutflower trade- usually traders like big flowers) But is equally important to the hybrids and species

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