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Seed Parent and Pollen Parent

  • Subject: Seed Parent and Pollen Parent
  • From: "Laurie AE O'Meara" geraniaceae@HOTMAIL.COM
  • Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 15:22:04 -0500

Hi everyone :)  Here is the recommendation for the listing of names in
hybrids, taken from the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

"H.2A.1. It is usually preferable to place the names or epithets in a
formula in alphabetical order. The direction of a cross may be indicated by
including the sexual symbols ({o+}: female;{o!}: male) in the formula, or by
placing the female parent first. If a non-alphabetical sequence is used, its
basis should be clearly indicated."
and here's the link that came from:

I happened to be looking something else up at that site.


Laurie A.E. O'Meara
Artist and Horticulturist
ODH, Ornamental Horticulture
Cape Cod, MA USA zone 7

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