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    Hi,
    Me and my friend(whos an orchid grower) thinks the name alba is right and the name Albino is wrong.
    And I have seen people like Tamlin post that albino is correct, Alba is NOT, but everyone says alba, but technicily speaking, its wrong.
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    The publishing author decides the name for a cultivar, so he is the one who is right. In this case Peter D'Amato published this name as Drosera capensis 'Albino'. Peter was unable to use the circulating name "alba" since this is a Latinization which are reserved for publication at a higher rank (as well as being used for another species: Drosera alba), so he selected 'Albino' by default. To be botanically corrct according to ICBN rules, the name of this plant is formally Drosera capensis 'Albino'. Note that legitimate cultivars are always capitalized and in single quotes.
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    'alba' is latin for white
    that makes no logic

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    hmmm. I believe albino is the way you say it, I also heard dente is really dentate but some scientists misspelled it, lol oh well
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    Then what is the difference between Drosera Capensis Alba and Drosera Capensis 'Albino'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Sszvein @ Oct. 15 2004,9:44)]Then what is the difference between Drosera Capensis Alba and Drosera Capensis 'Albino'?
    The short answer is that both names are incorrect. The correct name is Drosera 'Albino' -- a registered cultivar name for a D. capensis with white flowers and a lack of red in the leaves and tentacles. Also note the cultivar name was established by Borret & Farrow, not D'Amato.

    Here is what the ICPS Database says

    N: $[Drosera ' Albino ' {Borret & Farrow}]
    P: J.Carniv.Pl.Soc. Autumn: (1989)
    S: =[Drosera capensis {L.}]
    HC: Registered 10. 11. 1998 (JS)
    B: R.Borret, Oxford; N.Farrow, Felixstowe, Suffolk, early 1988
    Nominant: R.Borret & N.Farrow
    Description: J.Carniv.Pl.Soc. Autumn: (1989)

    N: ~[Drosera capensis {L.} var.alba {D'Amato}]nom.nud.
    P: Savage Garden:129 (1998)
    S: =[Drosera capensis {L.}]

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    interesting, so they are 2 different cultivars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Amateur_Expert @ Oct. 15 2004,1:34)]interesting, so they are 2 different cultivars?
    No. They are probably referring to the same.The name D. 'Albino' was deemed acceptable. Note ~[Drosera capensis {L.} var.alba {D'Amato}]nom.nud. In the database, + = valid name; ~ = invalid name. And, nom.nud. = "Nomen nudum" (literally "naked name" no description and/or no type).

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