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User talk:Orchi


Best wishes for 2015Edit

Hello Orchi

Danke für Deine Grüße und die Nachricht, after a long summer! I'm still quite busy with other things, but I hope to have some time again to spend on Commons, with our beloved orchids.
All the best for 2015 !
Herzliche Grüße,
Maarten 10:03, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Diuris laxifloraEdit

Hello Orchi,

Thank you very much for correcting my stupid mistake.

Gderrin (talk) 20:32, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello my friend,
I saw your modification of {{APNI genus}}.
I will propagate it to {{APNI species}} and {{APNI family}} and {{Taxasource}}.
{{Taxasource}} does the display of sources in {{Species}}, {{Genus}}, {{Taxa}}, {{Taxoconflict}}...
Still, I have a small doubt: In all Category:Biology external link templates we display the short version:

There are very few long versions:

I like long names in links ({{IOC}}, {{ADW}}, but not as source (in {{Species}}, {{Genus}})
I have created an example: in Category:Pomaderris I have tried to replace 'GRIN' by 'Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)'. Tell me if you like "Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)" which is a bit long
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 08:40, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Salu Liné1, the modification was a little test. I wanted to avoid the many abbreviations for the reader. APNI and FloreBase were new links for me ;-) . I reverted my change of yesterday. O.k. GRIN is long.
Soon I have some questions for you as great specialist. Cheers. Orchi (talk) 17:22, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
It would be an honour to be you specialist ;-)
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 20:26, 30 January 2015 (UTC)


Hello Orchi. I understand you are trying to sort out the Orchids here on commons. Great job, most appreciated. I have two questions. First: shouldn't cultivars have the apostrophes in their category name or is there any reason to avoid them. I think Paphiopedilum Harrisianum looks like a proper name whereas with Paphiopedilum 'Harrisianum' it is clear that it is a cultivar. I know that the scientific name should be italicized, but that's unfortunately often not possible with categories. The other question was if it is common practice to delete common misspellings such as Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum? It was the name on the sign at Gothenburg botanical garden! I'll let them know about that next time I visit them (maybe tomorrow). But it is a understandable misspelling as there are many names starting with pseudo-. Therefor I thought that the common way was to redirect such misspellings in case someone else makes the same misspell. Regards Averater (talk) 00:02, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello Averater,
first thanks for your excellent pictures from the botanical garden Gothenburg.
Now your questions:
A. The spelling of cultivars is common both with and without apostrophes; the main thing is, that the epithet is not written in italics and lowercase.
(The „International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants“ says with apostroph).
My proposal here: to write the Titel without apostrpoph, because worldwide the apostrophes are not easy to write. The different notation is useful in the text. See sample here: Paphiopedilum Maudiae.
B. I deleted the misspelled category, because it was a false name according to the rules of nomenclature. (This occurs in botanical gardens also  ;-) ) You can inform the responsible persons. Sometimes there are different opinions on names ( Pescatoria or Pescatorea), but here it is a clear write error.
Greetings. Orchi (talk) 15:44, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, glad you like my photos.
I have already notified the staff of that misspelling and another possible error (where the name probably is a synonym). Since they have 1100 orchids of course some will have misspelled or outdated names. What I'm still confused of is if those misspellings should be redirects or deleted. What I thought was that they should be kept as redirect in case someone else makes the same misspelling. To be kept as a normal category is of course not an option.
Do you know of any standard here on commons concerning the use of apostrophes in category names for cultivars? I have so far used them but maybe I should stop doing that. Check for eaxample Category:Dionysia cultivars.
- Averater (talk) 17:17, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
....I think for little misspellings (like: Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum) there is the function: "Menade du: Epidendrum pseudepidendrum". Existing name errors bring confusion. Give me some time please to answer the question about the spelling of the cultivars. I ask an expert. Orchi (talk) 17:42, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Request to license photoEdit

Dear Orchi,

Me and my colleagues at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in The Netherlands are going to publish a scientific paper about automated slipper orchid recognition by image recognition and would like to use one of your photos in the paper. The journal we are submitting the paper to requires that the photos displayed in the paper itself be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY;

Would you allow us to publish the following photo under the CC-BY license?

We will of course mention your name, Orchi, with the photo. Could you please send a reply to my email:


Serrano Pereira

--Figure002 (talk) 14:18, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Dear Serrano Pereira, gladly you can use my picture to publish. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 17:16, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

categorised redirectsEdit

Hi, on Commons, redirects generally aren't categorised, or is there an exemption for taxonomy categories (I'm likely not aware of)?    FDMS  4    18:08, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello FDMS, in botany and zoology it is the only place to find these important names. Furthermore for these synonyms is the automatic construct, that you find the names in italic letters. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 18:15, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
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