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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresPleurothallis truncata

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Glossary
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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keikei
An plantlet that grows from the stem or canes of orchids.
Keikei is Hawaiian for baby.
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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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keikei
An plantlet that grows from the stem or canes of orchids.
Keikei is Hawaiian for baby.
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Pleurothallis truncata

Flowers and buds
Family Orchidaceae
Name Pleurothallis truncata
Abbreviation Pths.
Etymology
Pleurothallis From Greek pleurothallos meaning rib-like branches.
truncata From Latin truncatus meaning cut off.

  See also:  Masdevallia

This Pleurothallis comes from the highlands of Ecuador. Like other Pleurothallis species, it does not have any pseudobulbs, but instead, there is a wiry thin stem that carries one leaf. Flowers appear from the top of the stem, above the leaf, on trailing inflorescences. The tiny orange flowers look a bit like snail's eggs on top of the leaf. After flowering, keikeis will sometimes grow from the top of the stem.


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