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Orchids
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Glossary
terrestrial
A plant that grows on the ground, like most plants do.Grows on or in the ground.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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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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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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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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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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Terestrial Orchids

These orchids are terrestrial, unlike most of their epiphytic cousins.


Bletilla striata

Featured plant of July 2004
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. [More...]
Calanthe
Calanthes are terrestrial orchids divided into two distinct groups, evergreen and deciduous. Both grous produce interesting flowers on long inflorescences. [More...]

Coelia bella
A terrestrial or lithophyte from intermediate elevations in Mexico and central America, the flowers have a spicy almond scent. They have an unusual colour, but do not open fully and remain under the foliage. [More...]
Disa

Featured plant of November 2007
Disa is a genus of orchids that come from South Africa. A number of species live amongst reeds on the banks of cold mountain streams. These unusual orchids actually live in wet ground! [More...]

Ludisia discolor
This orchid from Malaysia is grown as a house plant for its decorative leaves have a velvet texture. It requires warm and shady conditions. [More...]
Satyrium
Satyrium is a small genus of terrestrial orchids that come from South Africa. A number of them grow in wet areas or seasonally wet areas and should be treated as bog plants. [More...]

Stenoglottis
Stenoglottis is a genus of orchids that come from the South African region. The cultivated species tend to come from the summer rainfall areas around Durban. They are deciduous, starting in the spring, growing through the summer, flowering in the autumn and dying down for the winter. The leaves are produced in a rosette and the inflorescence is produced in the middle of the rosette. The inflorescences are sequential flowering, and will flower for a long time. Big plants will have multiple rosettes. The thick roots have tiny hairs to cling to rocks. They also function as food and water storage in the winter. [More...]

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