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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresLycaste deppei

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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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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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Lycaste deppei

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Lycaste deppei
Abbreviation Lyc.
Etymology
Lycaste Named after Lycaste, beautiful sister of Helen of Troy.
deppei Named after Ferdinand Deppe, 19th century German who collected in Mexico.

  See also:  Other Genera

Lycaste deppei comes from intermediate elevation humid forests of Mexico and central America. It grows as an epiphyte with its roots growing in moss, and pseudobulb and leaves in dappled shade. The forest it grows in does not get much rain in the winter. New growth starts in the spring, growing through the summer, culminating in a new pseudobulb at the end of autumn. Several flowers are produced by a mature pseudobulb, each on its own stem, lifting the flower above the pseudobulbs.


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