seed vs. pollen parent

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by Robert H. Findlay

In naming a cross does seed vs. pollen parent matter?  In a day or two I will be posting a picture of Brs. verrucosa x Rex.  Orchidroots lists Brs. Rex x verrucosa as Brs. Rising Star.  Is my plant also Rising Star, even though the seed and pollen parents have been flipped from the original registration?

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  1. Robert H. Findlay
    5 months ago
    got it. Thanks
  2. Carol Holdren
    5 months ago
    Yes it is. The reciprocal cross will have the same grex name. I emailed you the article on Orchid Names: Basics.

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