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Info on Changes to Vanda, Not just Vanda.

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Roy, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Roy

    Roy Member

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    Victoria, Australia
  2. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    New Orleans, LA
    Humph, lumpers. I'm suspicious of any taxonomic concepts based solely on genetic data. I'd like to see more explanation of their reasoning as to why the data suggests that Vanda, sensu lato is the more correct treatment of these species.
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I love the reasons the lumpers give as justification. For oncidium one of the benefits was that hobbyists have a hard time remembering all of the different genera. Neofinetia will breed with Vanda, so it gets moved? I am told that promenaea produces viable seed with cymbidium. Does that mean they should be the same genus? Fortunately I am just a grower and can wait for the tide to turn. At worst I'll get labeled as slow to adapt.

    Thanks for the link, Roy.
  4. juliann

    juliann New Member

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    Hi Marni,

    I love all orchids but when they sart changing the genera's I truly get confused I have been growing mine for 40 years and they have changed the names so much I just call them you know te watch ch ma call it's ll

    I love Neofinetia's among other but they bloom and smell like your in a perfume counter at that ---what ch ma call it store lol they change the sore names just as fast.................sorry could not resist.

    I have one thats not happy I have my fingers crossed that I don't loos it. I truly beleive it got sunburned under a grow light it was moved and I didnt se it in time.

    Lets hope they stop this name changes to put it simple and we can keep up with it I truly at one time had a notebook on one of the orchids they kept changing it. well its dead and gone now so I cant tell what it was I would be giving away my question in my newbie page.

    Bye all and happy growing. Orchids I meant!