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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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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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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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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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evergreen
In leaf all throughout the year.
Leaves may persist for many years.
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deciduous
Shedding of leaves at the
end of the growing season
see also Plant Life Cycle.
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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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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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keikei
An plantlet that grows from the stem or canes of orchids.
Keikei is Hawaiian for baby.
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resupinate
Flowers, in particular orchids, the rotate 180° before opening.
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sequential-flowering
Flowering pattern whereby flowers are continuosly produced
to replace old ones that have faded,
as opposed to having flowers open all at once.
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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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deciduous
Shedding of leaves at the
end of the growing season
see also Plant Life Cycle.
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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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terrestrial
A plant that grows on the ground, like most plants do.Grows on or in the ground.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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deciduous
Shedding of leaves at the
end of the growing season
see also Plant Life Cycle.
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Orchids

Culture notes for selected orchids.


Australasian Hybrids
(Dendrobium Spp.)
Australasian Dendrobium hybrids have one or more parent species that originate from Australia.
Bletilla striata
(Bletilla striata)
This hardy deciduous terrestrial orchid has lavender-purple flowers that look like miniature Catleya. After several years, a large clump is formed and looks quite stunning when in flower.

Calanthe
(Calanthe Spp.)
Calanthes are terrestrial orchids divided into two distinct groups, evergreen and deciduous. Both grous produce interesting flowers on long inflorescences.
Crucifix Orchid
(Epidendrum)
These crucifix orchids are easy to grow and produce flowers all year round. They deserve a spot in any garden.

Soft Cane Hybrids
(Dendrobium Spp.)
Soft cane Dendrobium hybrids are bred from species in the section Eu-Dendrobium, primarily using Dendrobium nobile. As their name suggests, they have deciduous soft pliable canes. Most require a dry rest in the winter to flower well.
Thunia
(Thunia Veitchiana)
A small genus of deciduous orchids originating from India and South East Asia. The flowers are borne on terminal spikes on mature canes.
Orchid culture booklet Waitakere Orchid Club Culture Notes Booklet

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