Dot -I shouldn't have used the term "amateur growers". Non-Scientists was what I was inferring. I don’t think there is any way of getting round the name changes. The names are meant to not only identify a plant but to also describe its relationship with other species/genera. As more information comes in and our understanding of the relationship between species grow, names will have to change to reflect this. If we were stuck with keeping the names that were first used we would still be calling Paphiopedilums by their initial classification of Cypripediums. In the end taxonomists are basing their decision on science. I don’t think they should be making decisions based around the impact on orchid growers. If we aren’t happy with changing names then maybe us growers should start using common names instead. They don’t need to be changed. I don’t know the latin name of a giraffe, and that could change a 100 times, but a giraffe will always be a giraffe. Plants seem to be the only group where latin names are mostly used, I guess due to the sheer number of species involved. I prefer latin names myself but then I appreciate they are not cast in stone. I’m not saying that I agree with the new changes described above. I don’t know enough about those groups to comment except the Phalaenopsis change which seems a good one. And if people want to argue the name changes based around science then that is great and legitimate. But I don’t agree that names should never change because it impacts on my hobby. Nor do I think it is fair to question the integrity of scientists by stating name changes are nothing but an attempt to promote their career. Their work has to be peer reviewed and their reputations are at stake. So they have to have a good solid foundation behind their decisions. The reputation of the science profession has never been as poor as it currently is due the divisive climate change debate. It would be nice if we didn’t add to it. At the end of day, the names are being changed for a scientific purpose. There is no compulsion for us growers to change our labels. We will still know the plant you are talking about whichever name you use. In fact from a growers perspective it may be more informative to retain the old name.