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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresAspasia lunata

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Glossary
rhizome
A usually horizontal stem (sometimes underground)
that grows new roots and shoots along its length
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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rhizome
A usually horizontal stem (sometimes underground)
that grows new roots and shoots along its length
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Aspasia lunata

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Aspasia lunata
Etymology
Aspasia Named after Aspasia, a Milesian woman involved with Athenian statesman Pericles.
lunata From Latin lunata meaning crescent shaped.

  See also:  Oncidium

Aspasia lunata originates from intermediate elevation forests of Brazil, typically growing on trees that overhang rivers. It is a strong grower and will quickly form large plants. Prominent rhizomes link and space out its pseudobulbs. This can cause it to "jump" out of a pot. The flowers are produced in the spring on mature growths, just before the new growth starts.


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