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    AH! MY EYES!

    I need to jump in here and copy/paste a post I made on petpitcher regarding naming conventions....

    Names aren't supposed to be put into quotations anymore. The proper naming conventions are:
    for species: N. gracilis
    natural hybrids: N. cantleyi or N. bicalcarata x gracilis (or the reciprocal)
    horticultural hybrids: N. Dyeriana or N. x dyeriana

    If you include the X, there MUST be a space between it and the name of the plant. One of my pet peeves is seeing people write "N. xtrusmadiensis". That you mean you'd pronounce the x, which is not correct.

    The only time quotes should be included are when naming specific traits/properties, i.e. N. gracilis "sport". However, varietal and subspecies names never use quotes, but are not in italics IIRC, i.e. N. mirabilis var. echinostoma
    Random since no one will probably ever have to use this in Nepenthes culture, but graft chimeras are represented with a "+" instead of an X.


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    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    AH! MY EYES!
    lol. Sorry about that. Are all those correct now? I copied and pasted from my old grow list the hybrids. I'm trying to be better about nomenclature when posting. So, not to further off-topic this, but, with your quoted examples:

    N. Black Dragon AND N. x black dragon are acceptable since they are horticultural hybrids?

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    UHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I forgot. I'm looking for the place I foudn all this but I'm having trouble locating it. Should've bookmarked it
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    I moved our discussion from the other thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by phissionkorps View Post
    UHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I forgot. I'm looking for the place I foudn all this but I'm having trouble locating it. Should've bookmarked it
    Yeah, I've searched several times for a good place with all naming information. It seems all the Grex registry stuff comes to the top of the searches these days. The reason I asked

    Quote Originally Posted by xvart View Post
    N. Black Dragon AND N. x black dragon are acceptable since they are horticultural hybrids?
    is because of the uppercase and lowercase. It seems a little trivial that the X gets dropped and then capital letters get added and vice versa.

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    Personally, I prefer capitalization with no X. It looks much better and cleaner, and is better for lists I think. If I can find that site again, I'll post it.

    Another thing I forgot to mention...
    N. Splendiana x Rokko must be factored out to:
    N. [(anamensis x maxima) x (thorelii x maxima)]
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