) -- Pertains to the distribution of plants, i.e., plants
that are found in both hemispheres of the Old and New world.
-- All plants where the seed is enclosed in a seed case or fruit.
-- A plant with a life cycle of one growing season.
-- Refers to plants that grow on opposite sides of the world.
-- A form of propagation using vegetative segments of the plant
rather than seed to increase the population.
-- A plant with a life cycle spanning two growing seasons, usually
growing vegetatively the first season and flowering in the second.
-- Refers to hybrids made between genera, e.g., Laeliocattleya(Laeia
-- Having both sexes; flowers having both male and female parts,
i.e. stamen and pistil.
-- Affectionate term used by orchidologists to denote species
with small flowers or species not commonly cultivated.
-- Northern regions around the world. Said of plants found all around
the world in the northern hemisphere.
-- A group of plants asexually propagated from one plant.
-- Refers to a plant from a given area and found nowhere else, e.g.,
endimic to Florida, found only in Florida.
-- A natural unit in taxonomy wherein one or more genera are combined
because of a number of similar characteristics, e.g., Orchidacae.
-- All the plants native to a given area or country. Books containing
descriptions of plants from a given area are called "floras".
-- The plural of genus.
-- A taxonomic subdivision of a family. Each genus is composed of
one or more species with similar characteristics.
-- The form or shape of a plant.
-- The area where a plant grows in its native land.
-- A plant that results from the crossing of two distinct species.
In orchid growing many hybrids result from crosses between genera.
-- The act of producing hybrids.
-- A plant native to a specific area or country.
-- The material in which an orchid is grown. Also the nutrient agar
on which seed is sown.
-- The Latin name for the orchid family.
-- A person who is very interested in orchids and their culture.
(or-kih-DOL-oh-jee) -- The study of orchids.
-- A plant with a life cycle that continues for years. Actually
any plant that lives more than two years.
-- Any plant formed from a seed which has not yet attained flowering
size. An orchid seedling may be five to seven years old before it
-- A number of plants seperated from all others by one or more distinct
-- Some large genera such as Dendrobium contain so many species
that they are sub-divided into groups within the genus.
-- Refers to the thickness of the floral segments.
-- Leaves, stems, or other plant organs that are very soft, fleshy,
-- A taxonomic term applying to a related group of plants such as
a genus or species.
-- The science of plant classification.
-- A group of closely related genera, as Cattleya tribe.
-- A plant within a species that has a minor, distinct characteristic,
e.g., Cattleya dowiana aurea.