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lienluu

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Dr. Braem recently came out with an article in Richardiana (Volume 6-2, April 2006) and moved all the Laelias that were moved to Sophronitis into a new genus ...Chironiella

Species include:

Chironiella grandis
Chironiella lobata
Chironiella purpurata
Chironiella tenebrosa
Chironiella xanthina
Chironiella grandis
 

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is this article accessible somewhere online? and can we hear Dr Braem's comments on it? I'm interested to know why they were moved, especially as I thought they had just been moved into sophronitis recently.
 
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ScottMcC said:
is this article accessible somewhere online? and can we hear Dr Braem's comments on it? I'm interested to know why they were moved, especially as I thought they had just been moved into sophronitis recently.
I don't think it is online. I have the printed version, which is in French.
 

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Tony said:
I don't see what was wrong with them being Laelias....
how dare you say that!

(what makes that funny is that i couldn't tell the difference between a Laelia and a Sophrontis...i'd probably call them all Catts...)
 

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I can't say that I know anyone that changed their tags from laelia.........The purpurata group does scream for a seperation from the rupiculous laelias so that makes sense. Lumping it all into sophronitis pretty much drove everyone over the edge!
 

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I think they're just bored old men with nothing better to do than re-classify plants. they need to make up their minds though... starting to get old.
 

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