Friday, October 22, 2010

Orchid Naming & Road Trip

Royal Horticultural Society GREX Name SearchThe Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database contain a great deal of information and I rely on it when I want to know about hybrids. It is very easy to use but the ongoing name changes and reclassifications have complicated matters. At least for the first lookup, I have stopped specifying Genus as part of the search.

Rhyncanthe Daffodil - Flower photo by Richard LindbergIt turns out that there was a moment in all the renaming that this plant was actually named Cattleya Daffodil. Both its parents were Cattleya. Then BOTH of its parents were moved out of that genus and the Laelia parent of another hybrid was moved and IT became Cattleya Daffodil.

The orchid road trip has been canceled. I may reschedule next spring, don't know yet. I hate it when life interferes with orchid fun.


  1. Any ideas on a nursery that sells C. Daffodil?

  2. One also needs plain talent. I just don't have it with orchids, so I have to stalk orchid blogs and get my fill this way ;)

  3. Gorgeous orchids, all of them. Very good blog. Thank you for sharing.

  4. This is very nice. Thanks for the information. I will let my friends know it-- especially the orchid carers.