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Glossary
lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Cattleya cinnabarina
Family Orchidaceae
Name Cattleya cinnabarina
Abbreviation C.
Synonym Laelia cinnabarina
Etymology
Cattleya Named after Sir William Cattley, 19th century English plant collector who is the first to successfully grow and flower a Cattleya labiata.
cinnabarina From dimunitive form of Latin cinnabar meaning a red pigment (also called Dragon's blood) obtained from the resin of a number of trees, referring to the colour of its flowers.

  See also:  Cattleya

This Cattleya is a lithophyte from Brazil, growing at intermediate elevations. The inflorescences emerge from the top of new pseudobulbs, each carrying a dozen or so bright orange flowers.


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