pbs Digest, Vol 30, Issue 21

Dennis Szeszko dszeszko@gmail.com
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 14:17:07 PDT
Mary Sue:

The Orchidaceae are one of the worst-offenders in the plant kingdom
when it comes to changes in classification or  taxonomy.

The best reference with regards to nomenclature of orchidaceous plants
is a website maintained by Kew Gardens.  The World Checklist of


They are correct 99% of the time.  However, it is already out-of-date
with regards to a few species.


Dear All,

Susan Hayek has added one of John Lonsdale's pictures of this to the wiki
in case some of you are curious as I was:

Echoing the earlier thread about names on the wiki, I see that Matt is
calling this Orchis graminifolia and in doing a bit of searching also came
up with Habenaria graminifolia. IPNI has  notes for a number of the
Ponerorchis named plants of Orchis.

Could some of you who are more knowledgeable than I am about orchids
provide me with some information about the names people use so I can make a
reference about this on the wiki. Thanks.

Mary Sue

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