It certainly doesn't!I guess for such a spectacular heirloom plant it deserves the i on the end.
That was my post.It certainly doesn't!
I have elsewhere before at length expounded on the historical background for the trianae vs trianaei kerfuffle*. To sum it up in few words: The latter is an illegit name, as it is faulty Latin and according to the code of botanical nomenclatura has to be rectified to the linguistically correct: trianae.
Otherwise, I wholeheartedly share your enthusiasm for Belle's classic and beautiful clone, Patrick!
And I will, accordingly, end this post with a word of consolation: even if there is no 'i' to dot, botanical nomenclatura still leaves you with the opportunity to cross the 't' like a man possessed!
*If you have a penchant for nomenclatural nitpicking, I refer you to my post in this thread:
That’s a lovely cross too (Saw Terry’s post).I have 2 Louis Chaton, one from Waldor using ‘Summit’ and one from Orchids Ltd using ‘Mendenhall Summit’. Both are 4N. But I can’t breed, anyway. Absolutely no space. Maybe I’ll let you bribe me for the pollen .
I’ve bloomed the one from Orchids Ltd. last Sept., they labeled the cross 4N on the tag. Here is a link to their description Cattleya Louis Chaton (4N) (Syn. C. Adela) (percivaliana 'Mendenhall Summit' AM/AOS (4N) x trianaei 'Cashens' FCC/AOS (4N))That’s a lovely cross too (Saw Terry’s post).
How do you know they’re 4N? By seller description or by plant characteristics? Have you bloomed them?