Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brassavola David Sander

One of the things I got from Dave last week was a pot with two Brassavola David Sander. These have been separated and potted. I was writing the catalog entry for them and part of that was to look it up in the RHS database available at www.rhs.org.uk. When I did, using the name "David Sander" it came back with 11 possibilities, none of them "Brassavola David Sander".

Brassavola David Sander - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI had a monent when I wondered how to figure out which it was, but once I started looking at the Genus names it was not hard to eliminate most of them. That left me with Rhynchovola David Sander. When I looked at that, I saw that the Synonym Genus Name was Brassavola and that both of the parents were once Brassavola.

I was pleased to see that this was an old primary hybrid, registered in 1938. I like to see the classics still being collected.

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