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Glossary
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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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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Thunia

Flowers
Family Orchidaceae
Name Thunia Veitchiana
Abbreviation Thu.
Hybrid Formula
Thunia bensoniae × marshalliana
Etymology
Thunia Named after Count Thun-Telschen, orchid collector.
Veitchiana Named after James Veitch, 19th century botanist and owner of a famous Chelsea nursery.
bensoniae Named after Mrs. Benson, wife of 19th century English general in Burma and orchid enthusiast.

  See also:  Other Genera, Culture / Germination

Thunia is a small genus of epiphytic / lithophytic / terrestrial orchids that originate from the monsoon areas of India and South East Asia, growing to quite high elevations. The canes (actually elongated pseudobulbs) grow rapidly in the spring and flower in the summer, then loses their leaves in the autumn, going completely dormant in the winter. The following spring, the old canes sprout new growths and the cycle continues. Old canes only last for one year on the plant and usually shrivel up in autumn. The flowers are mainly white or pink with yellow or pink lips. They are borne on terminal spikes.



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