NAMES: Variety and Cultivar

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 6 years ago.

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The use and misuse, definitions, examples, confusion, especially in cultivars that are awarded and in "horticultural separations"; many changes advocated; refer to A81-811
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NAMES: Botanical or Horticultural Which to use: a recommendation of the "Recommended Names"list in the Handbook on orchid nomenclature and registration, issued by the International Orchid Commission, and to be used especially by those engaged in orchid hybridisation. OR80-137; A82-7 0
NAMES: Changes by Taxonomic Research A description of the work of the lumpers and splitters, the problems they encounter and the results of their work; refer to A83-385 0
NAMES: Clonal, and Changes The name of a specific clone can be changed by the original owner if all the plants are still owned, and if it has not been shown or received an award; numbers originally assigned to identify them can be changed to a "fancy" name when the plant is awarded. F75-113 0
NAMES: Common As indicators of plant characteristics; a list of common or local names, with their botanical equivalents; refer to A77-519+; OD71-150+ 0
NAMES: Common Names For a list of about 130 species with both Latin and common names; refer to Ca82(6)-41 0
NAMES: Common or Native Names They are imprecise and inaccurate and duplicated often, so they lead to confusion; many examples given. A85-980 0
NAMES: Cultivar Names These apply only to vegetative propagations such as divisions and mericlones of the original plant. A82-804; OR87-102 0
NAMES, CULTIVAR: Their Orchid Hybrid Recognition A strong plea for publishing the names of the cultivars used in crosses; the grex is more important than the mass of progeny; refer to OR87-68; the reasons why it would be wrong to publish them; they are misleading and it would be a mistake to publish them in Sander's List of orchid hybrids; refer to OR87-102; 256; why it must be done and the speciousness of the arguments against it. OR87-387 0
NAMES: Hybrid Generics A list of derived names originated by growers and horticulturists from 1887 to 1973, with sources; refer to W2-485+For the latest list of combined names from genera, see Sander's list of orchid hybrids.RMH 0
NAMES: Orchidaceae Family Classification of orchids in brief, with subfamily and tribe names, refer to AU85(4)-6; see also D.Sander's Orchids and their culture, for a fold-out family tree, page 165 0
NAMES: Pronunciation Many Latin names are mis-pronounced; cattleya is pronounced properly KAT-lee-uh. A86-147 0
NAMES: Write, Type or Print Them Guide to correct usage. A80-384+ 0

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