Orchids forum: orchid database

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Sep 19, 2012 5:38 PM CST
I have a question concerning Cubits.org. When I submit pics/names for orchids at the cubits.org web site, does that go into the orchid database of ATP as well? Cubits.org listsATP as a "sister-site". Ken
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boojum
Sep 19, 2012 8:40 PM CST
When I ran cubits, I asked Dave to move the cubits database to ATP but he never did. They are not connected.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 20, 2012 6:12 AM CST
Thanks, Boojum. Perhaps it can still happen. Hey Dave.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Sep 20, 2012 5:15 PM CST
Some real beauties, drdawg! I especially liked Pot.'exotic dream'!
Lovey dubby
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Sep 21, 2012 8:04 AM CST
Thanks, ctcarol. I am just a hobbiest who likes tropical plants. The various color combinations available in the orchid family is simply amazing. My main interest is in the Cattleya Alliance. I have a handful of Vanda, Dendrobium, and Phaleanopisis. These three genera of plants were all given to me by friends who thought they were dying and hoped I could "save" them. They would not take them back when I "resuscitated" them. They had no labels and I only have been able to identify one of the vandas. The orange one is 'Sunlight Orange'.

I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 21, 2012 1:15 PM CST
The plants were dying, not the friends!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Sep 21, 2012 5:51 PM CST
Well the dr. title seems to fit! you have some beauties!
I kind of got started that way too. A friend of a friend had to give up her collection and move to an assisted living home. My "friend" took what looked good to him, and gave me the others. I had to do some real serious research, as I had never grown anything except Cymbidiums and a couple of reed stemed Epidendrons, that are pretty much potted perenials here. I have mostly species though. I don't seem to do well with the floofy ones.
We would love to see you post on the forum more. Can't see too many pretty orchids!
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Sep 21, 2012 6:06 PM CST

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I agree whole-heartedly!
I do like the selection in this thread! Lovey dubby
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 21, 2012 7:36 PM CST

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Ken, thank you for tree mailing me about this question.

I can certainly bring over what you have in your orchids cubit, but it has to be a perfect match between plants. I note that a lot of the plant entries in the orchids cubit use abbreviations like Lc. which I know are acceptable in orchid circles, but our database here doesn't support that.

So we would need to find a way to make a match on both sides and then I can bring them over.

This difficulty is one of the main reasons I wasn't able to bring them over automatically last time I was asked about this. It's just a lot of work to make those matches, and when there are so few entries it's easier to just re-create them manually over here.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 21, 2012 8:22 PM CST
OK, Dave. I will enter them long-hand rather than with the abbreviations. I will do that when I return from my vacation in Ireland. Dave, everyone uses the abbreviations now, probably even the British. Thanks for your help. Ken
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 22, 2012 7:17 AM CST

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While genera names may be commonly abbreviated in the orchid world, that is never done for other plants, so the database here requires full names and that won't change.

This is one of the advantages of the cubits database - the owner of that database can set it up exactly as they wish without having to worry about conforming to standards set by different groups. Orchids in particular seem to be a plant that has its own set of rules.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 22, 2012 7:37 AM CST
Whoo, you got that one right, Dave!
Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 22, 2012 10:45 AM CST
If anyone can help in identifying the three orchids posted previously, I would sure appreciate it. The first phota is a dendrobium, the second one is a vanda, the third one is the vanda 'Sunlight Orange', and the last photo is a phalaenopsis.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 22, 2012 5:16 PM CST
Boy, if the tags from the grower are lost or unreadable, it's nearly impossible. There are just SO many of each of those types.

Have you re-potted all of them? Sometimes a tag gets shoved 'way down inside the pot or engulfed by roots, and if you can resurrect it, or even a piece of it, that can give you a hint to go on.
Elaine

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 22, 2012 5:58 PM CST

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I dug a bit around on the maroon colored Vanda, but I would simply not feel confident that I got it correctly.

Irma and others at the Orchidsource forum are the best/most knowledgeable to get Orchids identified.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Sep 23, 2012 7:09 AM CST
Thanks, everyone. No tags to help out.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Sep 23, 2012 7:43 AM CST

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Post the pics at the orchidsource forum, either into Orchid soup or the Gallery! You have the best chance of getting an id there. That forum has a lot of orchid judges and breeders posting and looking.

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