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Re: NE roll call- check/weather/orchid

Thanks.  I wonder, if they really tried, do you think they could make it
more complicated?

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 6:27 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] NE roll call- check/weather/orchid

> > 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
> > 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 ICNCP
> after a case by case evaluation.
> Chris
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