BOTANICALS: Definition

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago.

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"A species orchid which, because of some of its characteristics not appealing to the commercial cut-flower trade, or not appearing to be useful, has not been hybridized yet or which has not yet been assimilated into our mass of ancestry of hybrids." (John B. Lager) A59-723

"An orchid that does not have a commercial value as a cut flower." (E.W. Charles) "many hybrids would qualify". F69-5

"Generally small-flowered (although not always so) generally found in botany (though not necessarily found there) generally a species (although not necessarily a species) and not extensively found in the florists' shops." (Thomas Brown McClelland) A59-723

"Of interest usually only to botanists who are not concerned with size, color, fragrance or duration of bloom. F67-147

A botanical is almost the same as a species, A59-723

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