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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresEpidendrum ciliare

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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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terrestrial
A plant that grows on the ground, like most plants do.Grows on or in the ground.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Epidendrum ciliare

Flowers
Family Orchidaceae
Name Epidendrum ciliare
Abbreviation Epi.
Synonyms Auliza ciliaris
Encyclia ciliaris
Coilostylis ciliaris
Etymology
Epidendrum From Greek epi meaning upon, and Greek dendron meaning tree, referring to the habbit of Epidendrum species growing on trees or being epiphytic, however not all Epidendrum species are epiphytic, a few are terrestrial.
ciliare From Latin cilia meaning eyelashes, to mean fringed with hairs.

  See also:  Cattleya

This Epidendrum has a wide range from central America, Mexico to the West Indies and to Brazil. It grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte from sea level to the highlands, growing in wet forests. Each pseudobulb grows two leathery leaves, looking more like a Cattleya.


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