Plant Database forum: Can an administrator please add the species name to this one?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 20, 2014 5:47 PM CST
Reed Stemmed Orchid (Epidendrum)

Epidendrum radicans
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 20, 2014 5:59 PM CST

Plants Admin

That's the entry for all of the Epidendrums, so it can't have a species attached to it. If the common names are specific to E. radicans, please propose their deletion.

There's a separate entry for E. radicans:

Reed-stem Epidendrum (Epidendrum radicans)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 20, 2014 6:12 PM CST
Ok, sorry. I get easily confused and I thought "Reed Stemmed Orchid" was the common name for E. radicans.
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Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Feb 24, 2014 5:24 PM CST

Plants Admin

Sometimes closely related plants will share a common name, which is why identification should always be done using a latin name.

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