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Orchids from the French AlpsEdit

Dear Orchi,

The last two week we ware in the French Alps (Oisans), were I have photographed a lot of plants, including the rare Colchicum alpinum and Eritrichium nanum, and several orchids. I met among others red, pink and white forms of Nigritella nigra, I will now uploading.

Best regards from Belgium, --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 19:05, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Question: Are my 'Neotinea ustulata of the var. aestivalis? --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 19:17, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Dear Réginald,,
just I saw your wonderful orchid photos.
Neotinea ustulata: I think your photos shows not the var. aestivalis. The stems of this varity are very long and the inflorescences are loose. Please have a look to the pictures of Mg-k and BerndH here: Neotinea ustulata var. aestivalis
The flowering time of your plants is very late. ( I will contact BerndH. He knows late Neotinea in the alps.)
Also I ask Bernd, to identify your diverse Nigritella nigra: I think these plants could be Nigritella rhellicanii.
Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 19:52, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Requests for comment/How Commons should deal with TemplateDataEdit

Hallo Orchi, I würde gern wissen, ob Du in Zukunft TemplateData lieber per JSON eingeben willst oder dazu gern Vorlagensyntax benutzen möchtest. Danke für Deine Zeit. Best Grüße Rillke(q?) 18:57, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Rillke, ehrlich gesagt, muss ich mich erst in die Materie etwas einlesen; werde mich aber in jedem Fall melden. Viele Grüße. Orchi (talk) 19:55, 28 August 2013 (UTC)


Hello Orchi. Orchids are sold with flowers, sometimes they don't make flowers anymore at home. Do you know any tricks? Thanks and regards --Chris.urs-o (talk) 15:12, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Chris.urs-o,
eine generelle Pflegeempfehlung für Orchideen kann niemand geben. Aber ich vermute mal, da Du schon verschiedene Phalaenopsis - Hybriden hier als Bilder eingestellt hast, dass sich Deine Frage auf diese Pflanzen bezieht.
Versuch mal', die Wassergaben auf einmal in der Woche (dann kräftig) zu begrenzen. Verbleibendes Wasser (im Übertopf) nach einer halben Stunde abgießen. Nach der Blütezeit den Blütenstiel zurückschneiden und 2 "Augen" stehen lassen. Pflanze an einen etwas kühleren Standort stellen, mäßig wässern und nach 6 bis 8 Wochen leicht düngen. (am besten mit Orchideendünger aus der Gärtnerei). Ein Westfenster ist günstig und direkte Sonneneinwirkung sollte möglichst vermieden werden. Ich wünsche Dir viel Erfolg; aber eine Blüh- und Überlebens-garantie übernehme ich nicht Face-wink.svg.
Grüße. Orchi (talk) 16:57, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
I'll just pop in to add my two bits: our Phals have loved it when we switched our watering from from tap water to rain water / melted snow. It's more acidic it seems and I'll suppose that good quality river or lake water would also do nicely. When gathering rain water, wait for 30 minutes before setting up the bucket to allow the rooftop to wash out. For the last 10 years or so nearly all of our Phals have flowered once a year if not even more. --Pitke (talk) 08:00, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much, both of you. Of course, there are orchids in all climate zones, but the orchids on sale in western europe are a smaller choice. I tell ur tricks somebody else. Thank you very much --Chris.urs-o (talk) 08:31, 1 September 2013 (UTC)


Salu Liné1, new and a good way is the possibility of connection of Commons galleries and categories with Wikidata. Also the link to wikispecies. (You see my test here e.g.: Platanthera
Now my question to the expert: Do you see any way to copy the wikilinks for the vernacular names from Wikidata? Cheers. Orchi (talk) 19:01, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Interesting feature: we will get rid of interwiki that were boring.
But: It will reintroduce a war between categories and galleries: If you look at Category:Platanthera you will see 5 interwiki-links when there is 23 for Platanthera.
For your question, I am trying to modify {{VN}} (more precisely a temporare clone {{VN2}}) to retrieve automatically the vernaculare names with their link.
But I failed to find the wikipedia syntax {{#property:de}} is not working.
I will investigate.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 20:11, 30 September 2013 (UTC) war!!! The part in which you placed "Category:Plathanthera" is only for galleries. The Link to categories is further up in the structure of the page.
Thanks for your effort. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 20:21, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
I did some Lua to implement it.
Look at Category:Platanthera and Platanthera: The blue link come from Wikidata!
It is implemented in {{VN2}} with an option useWikidata.
I will copy the {{VN2}} into {{VN}} but there is an issue:
Look at Category:Platanthera: there are only 5 interwiki => there is only 1 blue link in the VN2 (fi:Lehdokit)
It is what I called category war.
As fr.wikipedia have categories only for orders and families => there will rarely be french interwiki in categories!
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 15:00, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
I could resolve a request you did a long time ago: display something when no names are provided (nor found on wikidata).
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 13:02, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Recategorization from PACMAD to PoaceaeEdit

You changed the categorization of the Category:Panicoideae from Category:PACMAD clade to Category:Poaceae. In the end I guess it is a matter of taste if you want to include unspecified level clades in the category tree or not. Perhaps this issue would merrit a discussion with expert users. Your change however, resulted in inconsistency, because you did not make the same change for the categorization of the Category:Aristidoideae, Category:Chloridoideae, Category:Micrairoideae, Category:Arundinoideae and Category:Danthonioideae. Kind regards, Dwergenpaartje (talk) 09:49, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

I agree that we must decide if we keep Category:PACMAD clade and put it in all taxonavigation or if we suppress Category:PACMAD clade completely.
Cheers 12:22, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I've in ignorance of PACMAD this taxon seen not below, but above of the family. Pardon! Whether we should keep this taxon can I not say. Orchi (talk) 14:56, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Just seen this linked from Liné's talk page. I'd be in favour of not using clades as categories; wait until formal ranked Linnaean names have been coined for them. Very few people know the clade names, which makes working down through the tree from Category:Poaceae to a particular genus or species is a nightmare of choices for the vast majority of users. - MPF (talk) 22:52, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Especially for this clade, the name has been changed several times. First it was "PACC clade" (Panicoideae, Arundinoideae, Chloridoideae, Centothecoideae), later it was "PACCAD clade" and "PACCMAD clade", after Aristidoideae, Danthonioideae, and Micrairoideae had been added, and finally it lost the C standing for Centothecoideae. What else will happen to this clade? I don't think it's a good idea to use it in the category tree. --Franz Xaver (talk) 09:54, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Franz Xaver, thank you very much, that you have brought your professional knowledge and opinion on the subject. Viele Grüße. Orchi (talk) 14:14, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Flora BrasiliensisEdit

Hello Orchi

How are you, still doing a lot of good work on the orchids pages! I think that this winter I'll do some work again on the Flora Brasiliensis, I never really finished it (had a very nice affair with butterfly illustrations....). I started today with plate 102, added a cat. and a gallery Stelis sarcopetala. Can you have a look at my edits and comment on anything that isn't right or can be better? It's some time ago, and I have to get used to the orchid-editing again.
Mit herzlichen Grüßen,
Maarten Sepp (talk) 10:55, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Dear Maarten,
I'm very glad to see you back in our orchids! It's very a good idea to complete the wonderful "Flora Brasiliensis". Sometimes I had a look on your "..affair with butterfly illustrations...." and hoped on your further activities in orchids. Unfortunately there are not many peaple in this section. In the meantime some changes and facilitations are built here. Wikidata is a good way for automatic wikilinks; Wikispecies is with help of User:Andyboorman complete in all genera of orchids. User:Linè was very hard-working and effective in building automatic vernacular names. I hope it's you right if I make small actuel changes as examples.
Met de allerbeste groeten. Orchi (talk) 11:32, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Editor @ ar.wikiEdit

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 07:24, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

....I thank! Orchi (talk) 21:54, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello OrchiEdit

I have renamed some Wikimedia files I had incorrectly named. They are now Satyrium erectum. Have updated the S. erectum and S. membranaceum WP article and edited the Satyrium (plant) file in WP. I understood that you might like to know. Cheers, JonRichfield (talk) 19:58, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello JonRichfield, I thank yo very much for your friendly information. I am pleased to see the wonderful pictures of you and user:Andrew massyn from South Africa. The identification of orchids is often not easy. I put your photos here Satyrium erectum and here Satyrium erectum. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 21:50, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Best wishesEdit

Hello Orchi
All the best for 2014! Nice being here on the orchid pages again, It's a pleasure to see all these wonderful engravings of the Flora Brasiliensis.
Mit herzlichen Grüßen, Maarten Sepp (talk) 08:45, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Cucciolo gatto Bibo.jpg

Thank for help me to categorization of Orchidae

Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 17:48, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Bulbophyllum punctatum - Bulbophyllum punctatumEdit

Hi Orchi!
Thanks for adding all the cat's to the Flora Brasiliensis pages. I'm now uploading Bulbophyllum's, the last pages of Flor.Bras.
[Plate 114] is Bulbophyllum punctatum, you made a redirect page from this spec. to Bulbophyllum baileyi, but that is a spec. from New Guinea and Australia. (Kew checklist.). I'll just edit the file for plate 114, I'll leave your redirect as it is, but maybe it should be changed. Kind greetings,
Maarten Sepp (talk) 17:18, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Dear Maarten, thanks for your perfect uploading. You are right with Bulbophyllum punctatum. I will differentiate more in Wikispecies and commons. KEW shows Bulbophyllum punctatum three times. Kew Gardens 'World Checklist' link : Bulbophyllum punctatum. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 17:31, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
Großartig! Always a pleasure to work with you.
Gr, Maarten
Maarten Sepp (talk) 18:00, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
....I'm also pleased with the good cooperation with you. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 18:07, 15 January 2014 (UTC)


Hallo Orchi,

ich interessiere mich für die Gattung Sievekingia. Kannst Du mir die Herkunft der Sievekingia fimbriata mitteilen oder wo du die Pflanze fotografiert hast?

Viele Grüße, Michael

Hallo Michael, leider kann ich zum Aufnahmezeitpunkt (sehr lange her, Dia) und Aufnahmeort nichts mehr sagen. Grüße. Orchi (talk) 21:05, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 AnnouncementEdit

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

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Jumellea spp.Edit

Hi! Following the Kew Gardens World Checklist Jumellea sagittata is a synonim of Jumellea arachnantha (see [1]). Do you think should be appropriate to merge the two pages (and rinominate the linked pictures)? --Esculapio (talk) 18:33, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Esculapio, best thanks you for your information. It is difficult to stay up to date with the taxonomy of KEW constantly, but we should try it. I'll merge the two species. Many greetings. Orchi (talk) 19:31, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Here is the original paper. --Esculapio (talk) 19:33, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
...I add to this extensive info to the references of Wikispecies. Orchi (talk) 19:48, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

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Spontaneous orchid seedlingEdit

Dear Orchi,

Last year I had found a Dactylorhiza seedling in my lawn. See our discussion User_talk:Orchi/archive_2013#Spontaneous_orchid_seedling.
This year it is again appearing with more leaves.

I guess it is a Dactylorhiza fuchsii.

Best regards, --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 10:02, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Dear Réginald,
my congratulations on the good care of your "garden-orchid". I think, your Dactylorhiza will not flower this year. Dactylorhiza fuchsii and Dactylorhiza majalis will flower in may.
We want to look forward to next year and then we will identify sure your plant. (By the way: I suppose, your identification could be right.)
Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 15:13, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Best Orchi,
The plant will well flower this year. See the attached picture, which I have taken this morning.
I will next month let you know it.
Best regards, --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 10:13, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Best Orchi,
The inflorescence is now opening. See the attached pictures, which I have taken this morning.
It is apparently a plant of the majalis-group. I guess a Dactylorhisa praetermissa. What do you think?
Best regards,--Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 09:29, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Dear Réginald,
....please waite some days and make a photo of the inflorecence too. The first flower looks like praetermissa; but only Dactylorhisa praetermissa var. junialis has spotted leaves.
Perhaps it will be majalis.
Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 20:22, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
Dear Orchi,
Here you have two photos I made today.
I guesss as youy suggested that it is a Dactylorhiza majalis. Habitat: not amended lawn on dry, somewhat calcareous loam.
Do you confirm it?
Best regards, --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 13:10, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Dear Réginald,
Have much fun at your new orchid. I think it is fairly sure Dactylorhiza majalis. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 20:19, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Dear Orchi,
Herewith the plant some days later.
Thank you for your appreciated help. --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 14:49, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

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Hello my friend.
I intend to add Type information from Tropicos.
There is a {{Tysp}} but nothing for genus (the type genus of a family).
What would you like:

Cheers 10:44, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Dear Liné1,
I think your proposal is a good idea. Could you create the changes for genera in wikispecies too?
By the way, I hope that your great work for VN will go in function soon, when the connection to Wikidata will be constructed.
Cheers. Orchi (talk) 16:16, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Hello my friend.
Yes I also hope that VN improvements will be available.
About {{Tysp}}, it was a question.
What change should I do:
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 13:11, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
....first I thought param solution should be the simplest. But now I think for the software greenhorns, like me, the self-explanatory {{Typegenus}} could be the best. What do you think? Cheers. Orchi (talk) 13:20, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
It is also my prefered choice.
I will show you the result. Cheers Liné1 (talk) 13:50, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
...thanks a lot. Orchi (talk) 13:52, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Hello my friend, I just created {{Typegenus}} as we discussed. Cheers Liné1 (talk) 08:47, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Dear Liné1, soon as possible I will use your newest work. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 20:22, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Kerstlingeröder Feld-BilderEdit

Hallo Orchi, herzlichen Dank für die Nachkategorisierung der vielen Bilder (jetzt ist die Serie erst mal durch). Habe mich nicht mehr getraut, die Knabenkräuter so zu bezeichnen, nachdem ich peinlicherweise eine Händelwurz als Knabenkraut bezeichnet hatte. Wenn Du weitere Verbesserungs- und sonstige Vorschläge hast (Bildbeschreibung, Kategorisierung, Umbenennen, Löschen etc.), kannst Du es einfach machen oder mir mitteilen, sonst wird ein großer Teil davon auf der Bestimmungsseite landen und dann nach und nach von mir mehr schlecht als recht kategorisiert werden. --Biodehio (talk) 21:16, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

....erst mal die Masse zwischengelagert. Orchi (talk) 21:22, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
P.S. bei mir sind übrigens die Bilder nach dem Öffnen querliegend.
Oh sch… – aber vielen Dank für Zwischenlagerung und den Hinweis! --Biodehio (talk) 21:28, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Bei mir ist alles ok, sowohl in den Thumbnails als auch nach Öffnen. Oh, jetzt sehe ich, in anderen Browsern habe ich das auch. Hatte vergessen, die orientation-Einträge auf den Exifs zu entfernen und die Bilder dann neu manuell auszurichten und gehe mal davon aus, dass es daran liegt. Bin aber heute zu faul, da noch was dran zu machen, und morgen wird es auch eng, denn ich kenne nur die Methode, jedes Bild zu bearbeiten und noch mal hochzuladen. Irgendwann wird es mal. Gute Nacht! --Biodehio (talk) 21:52, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Habe mal versucht, mich schlau zu machen. Mit {{rotate|0}} solte das gehen. Es wird aber auf der Beschreibung der Vorlage gebeten, das möglichst nicht zu verwenden ... was nun? Vielleicht probiere ich erstmal bei einem Bild aus, ob und wie es funktioniert. --Biodehio (talk) 17:12, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Tax error: (Sophronitis pfisteri) for (Epistephium sclerophyllum)Edit


Sorry for mistake:

The tax of File:Orquidea (Epistephium sclerophyllum) em mata de Cerrado.JPG; are incorrect. Is File: Orquidea (Sophronitis pfisteri) em mata de Cerrado.JPG

I will correct the Commons file name

Lauro Sirgado (talk) 17:57, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

P.S. thanks for your good work  :)

....I'm happy about every new orchid here. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 18:06, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
..sorry, I had a little blackout. The accepted name is now Cattleya pfisteri. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 18:13, 5 June 2014 (UTC)


thanks  :)

Lauro Sirgado (talk) 18:24, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Rare orchids in the Belgian dunesEdit

Dear Orchi,

When I was last weekend at the Belgian coast I have found two rare orchids in the dune near the harbour of Zeeebrugge, a Himantoglossum hircinum and two small populations of Ophrys apifera.

Best regards, --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 14:01, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Dear Réginald, it's a wonderfull feeling to find such rare and splended plants. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 09:02, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Taxon categoriesEdit

Hallo, Orchi. Should vernacular names appear first on taxon category pages? Is there a page somewhere with advice on the order in which elements should appear? I feel like I'm costing you extra work because I keep putting things in the wrong order. --Rrburke (talk) 19:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Hello Rrburke, thanks for your message.
First to your questions:
For the sequence of the vernacular names, there are no rules. At the moment it is probably a matter of personal taste.
For me you produce no extra work.
I like to explain my opinion on this matter to you: I see a difference between commons and wikispecies.
For wikispecies the scientific focus is in the foreground. Therefore, there are the vernacular names of minor importance and not the top of the information sequence.
In commons the academic information is very important, but not the most important source of information for common users worldwide.
In commons it is respectful and fair for me, that the common names and especially the non-Latin scripts are placed first of the galleries or categories.
For example, any Chinese or Arabic user should can read immediately at the top his important info like in no-biological themes. (e.g. like: Category:Churches or this way: Category:Automobiles)
Especially in the thausands pages of orchids I use the same formatting. This gives also the opportunity to make important changes by a Bot.
By the way, I think the template VN for commons could be maked smaller and more compact (one line scrolling left to right/right to left??).
I hope you understand my simple, not good English. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 12:22, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the information. And: Sie sprechen besser Englisch als ich sprechen Deutsch. --Rrburke (talk) 12:29, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
.....on good cooperation in the botanical literature. (I like it) Orchi (talk) 12:37, 1 July 2014 (UTC)◄


Hello my friend,
I created {{Unresolved}} that I add on some species categories for which I am not really sure of validity of the species name.
Could you look at {{Unresolved}} documentation and at Category:Unresolved taxon if you understand me explanation?
Then maybe you could provide a german version in {{Unresolved/i18n}} ?
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 06:42, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Salu Liné1,
thanks for your info. I understand your action. In {{Unresolved/i18n}} I formed a first text proposal in German.
Two points:
I will contact User:Thiotrix as taxonomic expert to control the text.
To use this template in categories and galleries (e.g. Phlox carnea) I used the word: "Seite" (page) for "categories" in the German text.
Cheers. Orchi (talk) 10:30, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Nigritella in the QueyrasEdit

Dear Orchi,

We are back from holiday in the Queyras, French Alps. Could these pink and red Nigritella be identified as Nigritella corneliana?

Thank you for your help. --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 14:07, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Dear Réginald,
it's allways difficult to identify a Nigritella by a photo only. But the first view and the location especially say: Nigritella corneliana or Gymnadenia corneliana.
I had a look at the wonderful pictures of your journey. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 14:50, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much.
FYI: In the Queyras I did not met any "black" Nigritella.
Could the red, pink and white Nigritella which I photographed last year in the Oisans, France, where I also met the "black" Nigritella rhellicani, also be identified as Nigritella corneliana?
Do you agree? --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 15:34, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
...please wait a short time. I need help. Orchi (talk) 16:41, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Dear Réginald,
I had contact to BerndH. He is of the opinion that all four images from Oisans show Nigritella corneliana or Gymnadenia corneliana. You can give the pictures new names. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 20:25, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your appreciated help! I have renamed the pictures accordingly. Best regards, --Réginald alias Meneerke bloem (To reply) 16:06, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
....and thanks to Bernd. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 16:08, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

subfamilies and tribes for MelastomataceaeEdit

Hello my friend,
You created the subfamilia Melastomatoideae and tribe Miconieae under Melastomataceae (But not the other subfamilies).
Do you really want to have intermediate taxa under Melastomataceae ?
If you do, I would need a source, because I need to create all subfamilia and tribes under Melastomataceae (I don't like families having categories only for some subfamilies).
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 14:20, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

.....long, long ago. I suppose my source was Wikispecies (by User:Ulei). Cheers. Orchi (talk) 16:49, 25 August 2014 (UTC)


Hello Orchi,
I am not sure what source you followed in Orchidaceae.
Was it 'Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 1 - 6' for the tribe and subtribe list?
If yes, do you want me to create a new source for {{Taxa}}, {{Genera}}:

  • source=GeneraOrchidacearum
  • displaying automatically "Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 1 - 6"
    With a parution date ?
  • with a link to kew or something else ?

Cheers Liné1 (talk) 10:43, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Salu Liné1,
As you can see on the category:Orchidaceae is under the info button:Info - taxonomic note the source of the orchids here in commons.
This taxonomy is the latest and the world's most recognized taxonomy on the basis of phylogenetic studies of the last years.
Most of Wikipedias are based on these data also. The six volumes of the work "Genera Orchidacearum (1999 - 2014)" are the results of scientific researches of KEW an other botanical instituts.
source= Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 1 - 6 (1999-2014) by KEW ?!
Cheers. Orchi (talk) 12:11, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
You known source=Kew World Checklist displays Kew Gardens 'World Checklist'.
So I need:
  • a short name like GeneraOrchidacearum2014
  • a link url like [2]
  • a display for the link like "Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 1 - 6 (1999-2014)"
Example: source=GeneraOrchidacearum2014 could display Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 1 - 6 (1999-2014)
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 15:13, 1 September 2014 (UTC)'re so fast. Unfortunately I can not quickly read my books :-( . Can you produce a combination of KEW and Genera Orchidacearum. That would be the right source. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 15:22, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
How are you combining Kew Gardens 'Vascular Plant' and Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 1 - 6 (1999-2014) ?
Because Kew Gardens 'Vascular Plant' does not provide much info.
It would be difficult to create a source for a combination. (The combination is yours so you become the source).
But if they have the same information, you can do "source=GeneraOrchidacearum2014|source2=Kew Vascular Plant".
By the way, kew does not mean much, they have a lot of different databases (Kew Gardens 'World Checklist', Kew Gardens 'Vascular Plant'...), Kew Gardens 'Vascular Plant' being quite old, I think.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 15:39, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
....then try please Kew Gardens 'World Checklist' and Genera Orchidacearum, Volume 1 - 6 (1999-2014). Cheers. Orchi (talk) 16:02, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't understand.
Are you using any kew database ?
Which kew database are you using ?
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 16:48, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
...I use the database of KEW (Kew Gardens 'World Checklist') for all orchids in commons. Then MBG and eMonocot and books. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 19:41, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Unknown plants of PhilippinesEdit

Hi! Could you have a look to Category:Unnamed flora in the Philippines? Thanks, --Esculapio (talk) 11:15, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello Esculapio, I know two plants only. I'll change the name. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 12:13, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Why cultivar?Edit

Why cultivar? Unbuttered Parsnip (talk) 10:58, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Can you help to identify the name of this plant. Orchi (talk) 11:29, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Calypso bulbosaEdit

Hi Orchi;

I'm curious to know why you removed five of my images from the Calypso bulbosa gallery in 2012? Some were unexceptional, but File:Calypso_bulbosa_5493.JPG is a valued image for that species.[3] Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 02:07, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Hallo Walter, your splendid pictures you find here: Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis. By Luer it is one of the American varieties. On the gallery of Calypso bulbosa you see at the end of the page a link. Here you find the accepted species and varietates of Calypso bulbosa. [4].
The identification I made by your info and "Luer - The native orchids of the United States and Canada, (1975)" . When I created the Wikispecies article [5], I built the commons article also. Is it o.k. or do you have more recent informations? Cheers. Orchi (talk) 16:45, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Plantae Asiaticae RarioresEdit

I found many more images for this gallery you worked on in 2012. It is full of duplicates and extras, if you are checking on this page I will be back to finish cleaning it up Thanks WayneRay (talk) 05:35, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello WayneRay, a long time I have not seen this site. As you see, in the meantime I have enlarged the images of botanical books. I would be delighted if you improve this article. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 18:34, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

What happened? I just put the sort batch in alpha order and you visited at the same time I was saving LOL haha 22:44, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

....pardon, I saw many duplicates. I stop and send greetings to you. Orchi (talk) 22:52, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes I said earlier I was going to sort and organize the page, it just took me a while to get around to it. I was cleaning up Cat PDF files and Cat Botanical illustrations which I created or upgraded years ago. Do you want to finish sorting your page or shall I? Merci. 23:25, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

....please organize the page. Thank you and greetings. Orchi (talk) 12:16, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
P.S. ....I will fix a mistake on my part. Orchi (talk) 13:26, 9 December 2014 (UTC)