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Dumbass question on naming

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Alexis, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this question, but I want to be certain...

    If an orchid is tagged "C walkeriana v albescens 'Snow White' x self," can I deduce that this is a seedling vs. a meristem?

    The "by self" indicates to me that this is a seedling, because who would meristem an unnamed cross?

    Does my logic hold water?
     
  2. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Yes. :)
     
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    Thanks, Chris. The seedling I bought from H&R turned out to be two in the same pot. I guess I'll put them on different mounts. It chaps my ass when this happens. I'd rather have one larger one, the size I thought I was buying...
     
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    This isn't uncommon with H&R, from what I've seen. Also, my experience is that H&R is very explicit with labeling mericloned plants as such.
     
  5. Ben_in_SoFla

    Ben_in_SoFla New Member

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    Alexis, specific to H&R, they put HR in front of their cross numbers. For example,

    HR3396 Blc. Lovely Toshie ‘H&R’. is one of their clones. Their uncloned (seed grown) plants or seedling ( seedling can also indicate a small plant which may be a mericlone) just have their cross numbers and both parents, for example
    20569 Bc. Hippodamia x C. aclandiae.

    I think people may get a bit confused when they see the following

    Blc (your mama x your papa), the parenthesis indicate this is an un-registered and as yet un-named mericlone so they use the parents' name. This tag indicates the plant IS a clone, eventhough you see the both pod and pollen parents.


    Hope this clears up some of the obfuscation...