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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresLaelia anceps

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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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Laelia anceps

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Laelia anceps
Abbreviation L.
Etymology
Laelia Named after Laelia, one of the Vasal virgins.
anceps From Latin anceps meaning two-headed.

  See also:  Cattleya

This Mexican Laelia grows as an epiphyte on humid oak forests at intermediate to high elevations, though they are found in a variety of other habitats. Each pseudobulb only grows one leaf and when mature, produces a metre long inflorescence with half a dozen flowers.


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