Naming a new plant isn't like naming a new person; the naming and classification are more like an ongoing process than a one-time event. When John Lindley, the 19th century English botanist, described the orchid above with its long arching column, he put it in the genus Cycnoches (the Swan Orchids, from the Greek kyknos [swan] and anches [neck]). However this plant is different from the Swan Orchids in almost every other way. It has lots of small hermaphroditic flowers and ovoid pseudobulbs. Cycnoches has unisexual dimorphic flowers that are large and waxy, and tall spindle shaped pseudobulbs with many internodes.