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Old 10-01-2017, 12:05 PM
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I think that generally with orchids, one of the things that will perpetually keep the taxonomists hopping,
and updating classification, is the ability of orchids to hybridize not only between species, but also genera. This is often done by man-made hybridization, but natural hybrids seem somewhat common; Natural intergeneric hybrids exist, but are less common..

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These reclassifications are based on analysis of DNA from the plants. As more and more DNA is analyzed it is likely to change yet again. It is unlikely taxonomists will ever agree 100% on how to divide any group of plants into genera and species, but it is interesting to see what current research suggests.

In any case, the name doesn't make any difference with appreciating the plant.
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