Thought you guys would find this interesting (I got the letter from Julian Shaw, Orchid Registrar at the RHS at Kew Gardens). The most interesting changes are that the species Neofinetia falcata is now considered Vanda falcata, The genus Ascocentrum is now also considered Vanda, Sedirea Japonica, is now considerered Phalaenopsis japonica, and that Doritis and Kingidium are now considered Phalaenopsis, so no more Doritaenopsis hybrids.... The only good change in my opinion is the last one! Orchid Hybrid Registration Advisory Group News Release May 2013 At a meeting of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Orchid Hybrid Registration Group (OHRAG) in London on 22nd May, the proposed nomenclatural changes in the Vandeae were discussed. The Group were privileged to receive seminar presentations by André Schuiteman and Lauren Gardiner, both from the Kew Herbarium, on their research into the taxonomy of the Vandeae. A full account is due to be published in volume 6 of Genera Orchidacearum which is scheduled for publication in February 2014, and is the final volume of the series. Following discussion, the members of the Advisory Group unanimously recommended adoption of the following changes in the Hybrid Register immediately. Vanda is to be expanded to include: Ascocentropsis, Ascocentrum, Christensonia, Eparmatostigma, Euanthe, Neofinetia and Trudelia. Aerides flabellata has been transferred to Vanda. Papilionanthe is to be accepted as distinct from Vanda. Arachnis to include: Armodorum and Esmeralda Gastrochilus to include: Haraella Holcoglossum to include: Ascolabium and Penkimia. Phalaenopsis to include: Doritis, Kingidium, Lesliea, Nothodoritis, Ornithochilus and Sedirea. Renanthera to include: Ascoglossum, Porphyrodesme, and Renantherella Robiquetia to include: Abdominea, Malleola, India, Megalotus and Samarorchis. Trichoglottis to include: Ceratochilus, Staurochilus and Ventricularia. In the past it has been the custom to await publication of the relevant volume of Genera Orchidacearum and wait for six months to allow discussion, before implementing any nomenclatural changes. On this occasion however, it seemed appropriate for implementation to proceed due to the uncontroversial nature of the changes, and in order to have all the changes in place before data is extracted from the register to prepare the forthcoming Sanders List Addendum. It is hoped this will prevent unnecessary delay in publication of the Addendum. In addition, Doritis and x Doritaenopsis have already been moved into Phalaenopsis. Some of the new names and combinations required have already been published in this and the previous issue of the Orchid Review Supplement, and in Phytotaxa 71: 42–47 (13 Nov. 2012) and Phytotaxa 61: 47–54 (6 Aug. 2012).