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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pollinia
Bundles of pollen grains held together in a waxy mass,
typically found on orchids.
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pollinia
Bundles of pollen grains held together in a waxy mass,
typically found on orchids.
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primary-hybrid
A hybrid where both parents are straight species, in contrast to
a complex hybrid where one or both parents are themselves hybrids.
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primary-hybrid
A hybrid where both parents are straight species, in contrast to
a complex hybrid where one or both parents are themselves hybrids.
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Dendrobium Gowan's Tangelo

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Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium Gowan's Tangelo
Abbreviation Den.
Hybrid Formula
mohlianum × melinanthum
Etymology
Dendrobium From Greek dendron meaning tree, and Greek bios meaning life, referring to the habbit of Dendrobium species growing on trees or being epiphytic.
mohlianum Named after Hugo von Mohl, 19th century German botanist.
melinanthum From Greek meline meaning millet, and Greek anthos meaning flower, refering to the pollinia.

  See also:  Dendrobium

This primary hybrid has one parent, Dendrobium mohlianum, that originates from highlands of Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands. The other parent, melinanthum, is a species from intermediate elevation forests of Papua New Guinea.


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