Monday, January 25, 2010

Laelia Canariensis 'Golden Glow' HCC/AOS

Laelia Canariensis 'Golden Glow' HCC/AOSLaelia Canariensis 'Golden Glow' HCC/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergLaelia (L) has a few species in Mexico and parts of Central America. The South American species have been reclassified as Cattleya.

Laelia Canariensis is a primary hybrid Laelia anceps x Laelia harpophylla. And of course, the RHS has renamed Laelia harpophylla to Cattleya harpophylla

The RHS did not actually change the name, it happened in the naming wars. When you write a paper, you can't say "I agree with the papers which have gone before", you have to change something and then discuss it, and in my mind there is a lot of this kind of thing going on. I follow the RHS in what they call it since I have to trust SOME authority.

1 comment:

  1. That's very nice. The main problem with RHS is that they jump too quickly to go along with reclassifications based on rather small datasets.