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Angraecum Shooting Star (florulentum x eburneum xerophylum)

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by mrbreeze, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    First bloom for this hybrid. The botanical name is a bit of a mouthfull, can someone remind me of the rules for naming hybrids? How do I learn if this hybrid already has a name and if it doesn't, how can I name it 'officially'? Thanks. Oh ...yes it is quite fragrant. It seems to have taken most of the best traits from florulentum. I'm not sure what it got from eburneum. :confused: The whole thing is about a foot tall.

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  2. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I searched my up-to-date version of Orchid Wiz and there are only two registered hybrids(both primary) to florulentum. One to cucullatum and one crossed to magdalenae.

    To name it officially you have to make an effort to contact the breeder(through your vendor). Then get permission from the breeder to name it. If you can't find the breeder you should save your e-mail communications for proof of your efforts. Then send in your $12(unless it's gone up?) and name the sucker.

    Here's a link to the R.H.S page where you can download the registration form. http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/Plant-science/Plant-registration/Orchids
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    It looks real nice :)
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    As Candace recommends, the first thing would be to contact CalOrchid.
     
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    Man ... I like those green spurs. Let us know how the color holds up as the blooms age.
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Good eyes, Marni. I didn't even notice the name on the tag.
     
  7. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    It's an Angraecum and therefore awesome.
    I do wish the spike had been higher up on the plant.
    How long have you had it?
     
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    Even though these are from Cal Orchid, they were imported from South Africa. If you contact James, he can probably get you permission from the breeder to let you register the hybrid. Or he may plan to do it himself...
    Pete
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Awwww... How cute! A Floozette!
     
  10. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    You better watch out! We're high kickers!
    ;)
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    :D
     
  12. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    But...it's a hybrid, Breeze.

    Right on!!
     
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    Totally diggin it!
     
  14. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Thanks y'all.

    Ang hybrids are exempt from the "all hybrids are lame" rule in the great orchid book of lore. There's a footnote about it. It's easy to miss. It is within the voluminous chapter entitled: Angs, the Greatest of all Orchids
     
  15. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Man... you crack me up...
     
  16. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    jon, don't encourage him
     
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    This has been registered as Angraecum Shooting Star by the South African breeder H Q Orchids
     
  18. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Allan, thanks for the update and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Semi relevant to this, florulentum x didieri is now Ang. Hale Bopp. I know a few people have them here.
     
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    What a beauty, the quality of this board is great realy, i must buy a new cam im sure i can make plenty of people happy here with some super rar jungle orchids :)