I'd call them 'Late Earlies' just.
'Late' Because in outdoors up here in Lat.65 they will start flowering way too late for having any chance of 'ripening up' their seeds.
'Earlies' Because they are carrying the genetic make up of a photo responding plant. ('Early' is synonymous for 'photo responding')
It is not right to call them 'Auto' on no any way, since 'auto' traits are not shown by the plant itself.
Eg, if one was to sell the strain as an Auto, and I up here would be buying into that shit, then the plant will not finnish and my money be wasted on false advertisement.
Depending on how much of a pure bred this type of plant is, It can either contain no any genetic 'auto' makeup at all, or, if it is still a breeding project in progress, it may show auto characteristics in their offspring.
Only the offspring of this plant that contains genetic auto makeup may be called a semi auto. ( Or breeding project in progress)
If siblings of this plant show different characteristics, Then ppl tend to call it a 'semi auto'.
Me on the other hand would then rather call it: 'A breeding project in progress'.
If it's not a breeding project but only used for cloning, then it is what it is according to genetic make up, and since only earlies are possible to clone, it will therefore be a 'Late Early'.
'Short photo period' being the term normally used, since Late Early is rather much of a paradox and a bit confusing.
But there's lot's of variety on *HOW SHORT* a photo period, So that's not going to help one bit when buying seeds from a vendor.
There's Earlies that start flowering already after 4 weeks and independent from day lenght, and then there's 'earlies' that take like 8 weeks or even longer and who are more or less dependend on decreasing day lengths.
And then of course there's them bloody Earlies that are doing all kinds of wicked shit inbetween. lol.
In the Matrix it's called a drug. Everyone else in Real Life just calls it a plant.