Plant Database forum: I have too much anxiety to add plants myself

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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Jan 13, 2016 7:46 PM CST
I went to USF Botanical Gardens today and I saw a few plants that aren't in the database and I would like to add my pictures but I'm scared of screwing up a new entry. Here are the ones I saw:

Aechmea aripensis 'Raspberry' That was on the tag. I see there is an A. aripoensis but I have no idea if that's an alternate spelling or what.

Calathea 'Wilson's Princep'. I'm not even sure what a Calathea is but it looked cool.

Hamlin orange - Citrus x sinensis. It says hybrid on the tag. Oh heck, here's the tag.

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Camellia japonica 'Margaret Williams' I Googled it and found a camellia site that said this one was from the 1960s and created here in Tampa so maybe it never spread and got popular? Here's the link I saw: http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/index.php?option=com_co...

Camellia japonica 'Mrs D.W. Davis' Came from nearby Seffner, FL. http://camellia.unipv.it/camelliadb2/index.php?option=com_co...

Billbergia 'Fascinator'

Any help is much appreciated! Thumbs up
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jmorth
Jan 13, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Calathea - foliage plant usually.
Do you want to learn the process or have them put into the db?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 13, 2016 8:00 PM CST
Melanie - if you screw up an entry the database admin will fix it; we have all done it; no need to be that fearful of it. Go for it!! jmorth will explain all
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jmorth
Jan 13, 2016 8:01 PM CST
Here's one explanation on how to -
The thread "Directions please." in Plant Database forum

I think there may be more on the method by zuzu.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2016 8:01 PM CST
I added Aechmea aripoensis 'Raspberry' for you ... it will go in the queue for the moderators. I'll let you know when it's been approved.
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jmorth
Jan 13, 2016 8:04 PM CST
zuzu input -
The thread "Common errors in new plant proposals" in Plant Database forum
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2016 8:06 PM CST
@mellielong, I've submitted a proposal for Calathea 'Wilson's Princep' too.
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2016 8:09 PM CST
@mellielong Camellia japonica 'Margaret Williams' submitted for approval.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2016 8:13 PM CST
@mellielong Camellia japonica 'Mrs. D.W. Davis has been submitted for approval.


I hope it's okay that I'm doing this? Just yell at me if I shouldn't be adding these.
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jmorth
Jan 13, 2016 8:18 PM CST
more from zuzu -

The thread "Adding a Plant to Data Base" in Plant Database forum
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2016 8:27 PM CST
Billbergia 'Fascinator' has been submitted for approval.

Regarding the Citrus (Naval Orange, Tangelo & Grapefruit) our database shows sinensis as a synonym for aurantium Navel Orange (Citrus x aurantium) so I'm thinking the Hamlin Orange should be entered as Citrus x aurantium 'Hamlin' but not sure about that so I'll leave it for an administrator.





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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 13, 2016 8:31 PM CST
@mellielong Melanie, it looks like they have been approved by zuzu, Thanks @zuzu, that was so fast! Lovey dubby

Bromeliad (Aechmea aripoensis 'Raspberry')
Calathea (Calathea 'Wilson's Princep')
Camellia (Camellia japonica 'Margaret Williams')
Camellia (Camellia japonica 'Mrs. D.W. Davis')
Bromeliad (Billbergia 'Fascinator')
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Jan 13, 2016 8:33 PM CST
Thanks, guys! Lin, it's totally fine. I see all those tutorials about things you shouldn't do and it freaks me out. Plus, I tend to take things personally when I get corrected. My therapist and I were talking about fear of making mistakes today and I raised my hand and said, "That's like, my whole life." Maybe I can work on learning how to add plants to the database this year. Although, if I win the Powerball, I'll hire one of you to do it for me! Rolling on the floor laughing Heck, I'll hire a professional photographer to follow me on my nature walks!

Thanks, Zuzu!
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zuzu
Jan 13, 2016 8:47 PM CST

Plants Admin

I was getting ready to add them myself when I saw that you had submitted them, Lin. Looks like we're all here at the same time. Smiling

I'll add the Hamlin after I find the right name for it.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jan 13, 2016 8:50 PM CST

Plants Admin

You were right about the name, Lin. It's an orange named Hamlin.

Orange (Citrus x aurantium 'Hamlin')
Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Jan 13, 2016 9:15 PM CST
Thanks, I will now add photos to go with the names. Isn't it fun making the database better?
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Jan 13, 2016 9:34 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Melanie - if you screw up an entry the database admin will fix it; we have all done it; no need to be that fearful of it. Go for it!! jmorth will explain all

I agree Just go for it, Melanie. I'm pretty new and have made mistakes, but that's the way it goes. We're all learning here.

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valleylynn
Jan 14, 2016 6:46 PM CST
This is one place you can make mistakes and not have people throwing things at you. Ask me how I know. Big Grin
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Bonehead
Jan 14, 2016 8:37 PM CST
I agree with Lynn. Corrections to my boo-boos have always been both kind and helpful. Don't feel intimidated.
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