I have a question... I am quite confused how the RHS decides what and when a cross should be part of the new hybrid XXXXara or part of the old hybrid YYYY..
As for my understanding (please correct me if I am wrong!!): a cross of 3 or more genera, have now the ending -ara, e.g. Wilsonara, Fredclarkeara, etc...
let's continue with Fredclarkeara... The first plant registered under this name was Fredclarkeara After Dark (Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Donna Wise) in 2002. Mormodia is the cross between Clowesia and Mormodes. Therefore Fredclarkeara is Clowesia x Mormodes x Catasetum.
so, my question.. If in 2002 it has been accepted that Mormodia x Catasetum = Fredclarkeara, why in 2003 the cross Mormodia Jumbo Ruby x Catasetum Susan Fuchs has been registered as Mormodia Jumbo Susan (and not Fredclarkeara Jumbo Susan)? Then we can add that in 2008, Mormodes badia x Clowesetum Jumbo Lace, was registered as Fredclarkeara Jumbo Lac!
Si I can assume that any cross involving Catasetum, mormodes and Clowesia should be called Fredclarkeara, right?
then we have:
1996. Clowesia x Mormodes = Mormodia
2002. Mormodia x Catasetum = Fredclarkeara
2003. Mormodia x Catasetum = Mormodia
2008. Mormodes x clowesetum = Fredclarkeara
2009. Mormodes x Clowesia = Mormodia
Would the following crosses be:
Catamodes x Clowesia = Fredclarkeara (Note: Catamodes = Catasetum x Mormodes
Fredclarkeara x Catasetum = Fredclarkeara x Clowesia = Fredclarkeara x Mormodes = Clowesetum x Catamodes = Mormodia x Catamodes = Mormodia x Clowesetum = Fredclarkeara
can someone explain how this is actually done at RHS?