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Re: NE roll call- check/weather/orchid

So what do I call my plant???

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 21, 2006, at 5:27 PM, Christopher P. Lindsey wrote:

>> Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center wrote:
>>> Grex?  Wow, that's new to me.  So it is a cultivar within a  
>>> cultivar, so to
>>> speak?
>>> sort of like Lychnis Lumina 'Bronze Leaf Red" is the red entry in  
>>> the
>>> Lumina
>>> series?
>>> Kitty
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 
>> +++++++
>> Not exactly; a grex name *is* a hybrid name, and Fuchs' Mandarin is a
>> cultivar.
>> Just like your Lychnis Lumina 'Bronze Leaf Red', provided Lumina  
>> is a hybrid
>> within Lychnis, and Bronze Leaf Red is one of Lumina's cultivars.
> It's my understanding that the grex isn't recognized by the  
> International
> Code of Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants (ICNCP) -- they just drop  
> it.
> Orchids have been following their own taxonomic guidelines based on  
> the
> Handbook on Orchid Nomenclature and Registration (which includes a  
> grex),
> but lately that's been changing and they're being rolled into the  
> after a case by case evaluation.
> Chris
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