Hybrid names

Discussion in 'Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy' started by Eric La Fountaine, May 14, 2015.

  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Continuing conversation from maples Forum on naming hybrids.
    http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=85998



    That's a bit confusing. As I read it, the gender of the parents of the cross may be indicated by symbols or by order, sounds to me like it should be one or the other. Sounds to me like you should use alphabetic sequence with symbols. If you do not use alphabetic sequence, you should say why and which is which.

    If you don't add the symbols to an alphabetic listing of the parents, there is no way to know which is which.
     
  2. maf

    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    All I can say is that all of the examples used on the page where the recommendation is made conform to the alphabetical sequence and no gender symbols are used.

    http://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/main.php?page=h.2#h.2

    A quote of the complete page:

     
  3. Ron B

    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Much of the time writers will not know the direction of the cross.
     

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