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I was wondering why do some Paph hybrid have names such as Prince Edward of York or St. Swithin and others don't have one such as Paph. kolopakingii v. topperi x randsii. Could someone please explain this? Thanks.
 

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one is allowed to name a hybrid if one is the first to get it awarded.
it may be that no one has gotten one of those awarded yet.
or, if someone has already made the tags for plants, then the cross is awarded and named, people don't wanna redo all the tags so they just don't change 'em....
 
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Sorry, but that reply is incorrect. The maker of the hybrid has the right reserved to name it. It cannot be named until it flowers. Only if the hybridizer gives permission in writing can someone else name it. You can request permission, and if it is denied by the hybridizer, then if it is not registered within six months by the hybridizer you may do so. If the hybridizer is unknown, you must make a concerted effort to find out who it is before registering a hybrid as originator unknown. In this electronic age that should include using forums such as this to be ethical.
 

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thanks for the clarification. wonder where i got my info....
hmm. perhaps i made it up.
so if several people happen to make the same hybrid, all selling flasks (let's say) to people and someone buys a flask, then is it the hybridizer who's plant blooms first that gets to name it?
what if someone like me bought a flask from each of the hybridizers and gets mixed up as to from whom they got it, i wonder who gets to name it then...
 
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likespaphs said:
thanks for the clarification. wonder where i got my info....
hmm. perhaps i made it up.
so if several people happen to make the same hybrid, all selling flasks (let's say) to people and someone buys a flask, then is it the hybridizer who's plant blooms first that gets to name it?
what if someone like me bought a flask from each of the hybridizers and gets mixed up as to from whom they got it, i wonder who gets to name it then...
I think you confused registering a hew hybrid with naming a clone of an individual plant of a hybrid.

When a plant is awarded the owner can then register a clonal name to append to the registered hybrids name.
 

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This isn't particularly helpful if you think that kolopakingii var. topperi is worthy of species status, but kolopakingii x randsii is actually Wossner Kolorands. I bet you can guess who registered the cross. :)
 

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gonewild said:
I think you confused registering a hew hybrid with naming a clone of an individual plant of a hybrid....
nope. for some reason i thought it was the first person to bloom a cross got to name it.
oh well.... learn somethin' new everyday.
 

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For registration purposes moquettianum is identical to glaucophyllum, so the hybrid is Paph Delophyllum which was registered in 1940 by Black & Flory.
 

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NYEric said:
Anybody know who made the moquettianum x delanatii
The ones I have labelled that way came from Ratcliffe. Whether he was the first to make this particular combination or not I do not know. I agree it should be synonymous with Dellophyllum, but I don't think the RHS agrees.
 

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So let me get this straight, if I got topperi x randsii to flower and there's no name register for it. I can name the plant, right?
 

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eOrchids said:
So let me get this straight, if I got topperi x randsii to flower and there's no name register for it. I can name the plant, right?
As Heather said, this cross is Wossner Kolorands because I'm pretty sure topperi is considered a synonym of kolopakingii by the RHS (for breeding purposes, at least. Please correct me if I'm wrong). Additionally, you couldn't name it. Well, you could, but only with the permission of the person who actually made the cross. That's what I gathered from this thread, at least.
 

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The bottom line is that the breeder names the cross or allows the 3rd party to register it with RHS. If you didn't create the cross, then you can't name it without permission. The specific clone can be named by the grower, and has to be named if it is awarded.
 

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slippertalker said:
For registration purposes moquettianum is identical to glaucophyllum, so the hybrid is Paph Delophyllum which was registered in 1940 by Black & Flory.
For a quick FYI, the RHS now recognizes moquettianum as a seperate species, therefore any hybrid made with moquettianum can be registered now. We have already done this with moquettianum x liemianum (Paph. Amarantine). This also means moquettianum x delenatii can have a new registration name.
 

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Gotta throw another correction in there: "clonal" or cultivar names are not registered, and one need not get a plant awarded to assign one. One must, on the other hand, assign a cultivar epithet to a plant in order to get an award (to keep it separated from other of the same hybrid or species).

It is unethical to change one, so if it is already assigned, you cannot rename it.
 

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Jason Fischer said:
For a quick FYI, the RHS now recognizes moquettianum as a seperate species, therefore any hybrid made with moquettianum can be registered now. We have already done this with moquettianum x liemianum (Paph. Amarantine). This also means moquettianum x delenatii can have a new registration name.
Thanx, I notice the picture didn't match the photos of Dellophyllum I saw on the web. Maybe the hybrids can be used to separate species thought to be the same [but w/ diff names].
 

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The problem with this cross, and many others is that species such as moquettianum and glaucophyllum have been considered identical for a number of years, then RHS changes the game. Prior versions of Paph Delophyllum could use either species (subspecies) even though the results would be different. The registration process is inconsistent at best, and there is no way to get the cat back into the bag once its let out.
Similar problems exists with Paph praestans/glanduliferum,etc and the Phrag lindleyanum, sargentianum group.
 

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