Hayek Orchid Bleg

11 September 2007 at 6:32 am 1 comment

| Nicolai Foss |

Want to impress that free-market girlfriend (or potential girlfriend) of yours?  Buy a Paphiopedilum Friedrich von Hayek!

Who knows the story behind this? Hayek’s father was a Professor of Botany. Might he have named an orchid after his son? Or was it named by a later Hayek-admiring botanist? Or, are we talking about an altogether different Hayek (not likely)?

Entry filed under: - Foss -, Ephemera.

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  • 1. REW  |  11 September 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Evidently this hybrid was registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in 2000. The breeder, Mr. Lawless, resides on the US east coast. None of the immediate ancestors/descendents that are registered bear economists’ names or members of the Vienna Circle…

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