Intergeneric Hybrids

Rodger Whitlock
Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:16:02 PDT
On  7 Jun 04 at 12:22, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> Can someone explain the correct or customary way of naming
> intergeneric hybrids?

It's a custom, but not a requirement afaik, that hybrid generic names 
be a combination of the names of the parent genera.

> In John Bryan's latest book he lists these three:
> xAmarcrinum -- the name used for hybrids between Amaryillis
> belladonna and Crinum moorei. Does this mean if there was another
> cross with another Crinum it wouldn't be included in this name?

*Any* hybrid between the two genera would go into x Amarcrinum.
> xAmarine -- the name used for a combination of Amaryllis belladonna
> and Nerine species or hybrids

Ditto re x Amarine.
> xAmarygia -- intergeneric hybrids between Amaryllis belladonna and
> Brunsvigia.

Ditto re x Amarygia.

Treat these names like that of any other genus, ignoring the x (but
showing it) where alphabetization is involved. 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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