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Glossary
labellum
A highly modified petal that functions to aid the pollination of orchid flowers.
Often called the "Lip", the labellum gives orchid flowers the lop-sided look.
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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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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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Sarcochilus

Flowers
Family Orchidaceae
Name Sarcochilus Dove × Heidi
Abbreviation Sarco.
Etymology
Sarcochilus From Greek sarkos meaning flesh, and Greek cheilos meaning lip, referring to the fleshy labellum.

  See also:  Other Genera

This epiphytic or lithophytic orchid is from Australia. It likes cool, shady conditions and will reward the grower with masses of small flowers.


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