- Jan 16, 2019
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This is TOO WEIRD. According to my newly acquired bio of Frederick Sander by Arthur Swinson (published 1970), and with a preface by David Sander, the gentleman's name was spelled with one "r", Fairie. (p.153). So then I figured that they added the second "r" when they Latinized his name for the species name. But in reading a little further into the page, I see that the author also refers to the species name as "fairieanum" with one "r". More digging required.Only if you spell it like DLE taught you! The plant is named after an esteemable, victorian orchid gentleman, mr. Fairrie - not after the fairies, no matter how delectable enchanting it appears!