Curious how my aesthetics for Pinguicula have changed over the years. I was just using BobZ's CP Photofinder to view lots of very beautiful photos of other people's Pinguicula plants. It was quite inspiring.
But by doing so I was reminded of my frustration with the unfamiliarity that exists among many otherwise excellent growers, unfamiliarity with plant nomenclature, that is. Many of these beautiful plants, especially hybrids, were sometimes listed with aberrant hybrid formula (lists of three or more possible parents, simply separated by x's - no way to know how they are actually related), and/or parent names that are just not recognizable, so I can't tell which species or hybrids the parents actually are, or how the crossings were accomplished.
Okay, some of these plants are so attractive, I can still enjoy their beauty. But the grower in me, wants to know how they were created, so I might attempt the same hybrid, myself. And, I might want to grow some of these same clones, myself -- but how can I find them if I can't use correct nomenclature to identify them, when I search for them?