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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresPholidota chinensis

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Glossary
inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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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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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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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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Pholidota chinensis

Flowers
Family Orchidaceae
Name Pholidota chinensis
Abbreviation Pho.
Synonym Coelogyne chinensis
Etymology
Pholidota From Greek pholido meaning scales, referring to the scaly appearance of bracts in its inflorescence.
chinensis From China (Latinised).

  See also:  Coelogyne

This orchid was once classified as a Coelogyne. Ranging from south China to Vietnam and Hong Kong, it grows as a lithophyte on damp rocks near streams, and sometimes as an epiphyte in intermediate elevation rain forests.

The flowers are produced on new growth, before the pseudobulbsfatten up. The inflorescence arches over with up to 20 flowers arranged in a slight zigzag opening at about the same time.



Bud

Buds

Buds

A couple of days before opening.

Flower

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