-- When a plant lacks chlorophyl or a flower lacks pigment, said
of white flowers.
-- The male portion of the flower, i.e. the stamens.
-- Slender, elongated appendages.
-- The period of time when the flower is opening.
-- A flower without petals.
-- A flower without sepals.
-- Having appendages that are earlike in appearance.
-- Said of flowers and leaves that have strong lines of color, ribs,
or similar markings.
-- A long pronounced point, said of the stigma projection that forms
-- A limited area with hairs, often found on flowers.
-- Said of stigma, styles, lip, or some hairs that are forked.
-- Said of an irregular color spot on sepals and/or petals.
-- Often said of the pouchlike lips as on Cypripedium
-- Said of the hard often waxy projections found on lips of orchids,
such as Phalaenopsis.
-- The outermost segments of the flower; the sepals.
-- The removable cover over the pollinia, as anther cap.
-- A slender appendage.
-- Said of floral parts having long tail-like appendages, as in
-- The stalk of a pollinium.
-- Having stiff hairs on the margin.
-- The antennae found on the lips of some orchids, as in Phalaenopsis
-- Club shaped, but small in size.
-- The stemlike base of a petal or sepal.
-- The waxy structure in the center of the flower. An organ formed
by the union of the male and female portions of the flower.
-- With hair in tufts.
-- Said of an area shaped like a basin; stigmatic surfaces are often
-- Joined, said of two similar segments joined at their bases.
-- The tissue that unites the two cells of the anther.
-- Curving upward, the opposite of concave.
-- Having a raised, irregular toothed area, often found on the lips
-- Bearing a crest.
-- Having very strong wavy margins; the ultimate form of undulate.
-- Said of floral segments that are dish-shaped, or resemble a small
-- Having two anthers.
-- Having two forms, said of plants with juvenile and mature foliage.
-- A fleshy structure found on the basal portion of the lips of
-- When flowers open only during the day or are fragrant only during
-- Pertaining to the back, as the dorsal sepal; the back, uppermost
-- Covered with hairs, usually short, soft hairs.
-- Of very short duration, said of flowers open for only one day
as Dendrobium crumenatum.
-- Wartlike growth, often watery.
-- Having a very disagreeable odor.
-- Having a fringe, as in Brassavola digbyana.
-- Having two or more prongs; in plants this means divided into
two equal segments.
-- Said of petals or sepals covered with small dark-colored spots.
-- Having a border or margin with an edging of fine hairs.
-- Having the petals in a flower fused.
(gam-oh-SEP-uh-lus) -- Having the sepals in a flower fused.
-- A secreting organ such as a nectary.
-- Very sticky.
-- The organ containing the male and female portions of the orchid
-- Having the stamens attached to the stigma and style in one unit.
-- The female portion of the flower.
-- A type of inflorescence, as a short compact spike, as Epidendrum
ibaguesnse (E. radicans).
-- The perfect flower, having both male and female organs.
-- Said of floral segments that form a hood, as in Catasetum.
-- Having a hornlike projection, as the lip of Stanhopea.
-- an incompleat flower, lacking part or all of the reproductive
structures, e.g., without stamens.
-- Having a deep, usually irregular cut.
-- Beneath, said of ovaries wherein the floral segments are attached
at the apex of the ovary.
-- Said of floral segments where the margins are rolled in, as the
lip in Cypripedium.
-- Said of a flower where a series of parts, e.g.,
petals, are not alike.
-- The highly modified petal of an orchid flower, the lip.
-- Appearing torn, or cut irregularly.
-- Comming from the side.
-- Having loose, flexible, drooping segments.
-- The flat, expanded portion of any segment, as the expanded section
of the lip.
-- The labellum.
-- Any division of a segment, as the lobes of a lip, usually three-lobed
-- Having one anther.
-- The sugary exudate of varous glands on a plant. Nectar attracts
insects and sometimes birds and helps bring about pollination.
-- The gland that produces the nectar, often found at the base of
a lip or the base of a spur on a lip.
-- Pertains to the night, said of flowers that open only at night,
or are only fragrant at night.
-- Said of lips of Paphiopedilum,
outrolled floral segments.
-- Small pimple-like projections on a surface, such as on a lip.
-- The stem of a single flower on an inflorescence.
-- The stem of a cluster of flowers, of the stem of a solitary
flower where the inflorescence is reduced to a single flower, e.g.,
-- A flower having both male and female organs.
(PER-ee-anth) -- Figuratively, around the anther, a collective
term for the two outer whorls of floral segments (sepals and petals).
-- The inner whorl of the perianth; the segments, of which there
are usually three with one highly modified; the lip.
-- Having the appearance of a petal.
-- Having a covering of long soft hairs.
-- The female organ of the flower which produces the seed; a collective
term for the stigma, style, and ovary.
-- The long, flexible mouth parts of an insect.
-- A general term referring to hairs on plants.
-- The main stem of an inflorescence.
-- The enlarged apex of a stem upon which some of the floral segments
(ree-KURVD) -- Bending backwards.
-- Said of some orchid flower buds which are upside down upon emerging
and turn 180 degrees to right themselves before opening, e.g.,
-- Having a very wavy margin.
-- Shaped like a sack; said of the pouchlike lip of Paphiopedilum.
-- A leafless flower stalk, often arising from the ground. It may
have scales or bracts in place of leaves and has one or more flowers.
-- Having flowers on a scape.
-- A segment of the outer whorl of the perianth. It protects the
unopened bud in orchids, usually three-merous, with two fused in
the Paphiopedilum group.
-- A bract of leaf that subtends or encompasses an inflorescence.
-- Shaped like a spoon.
-- Having iregular areas of color on sepals, petals, or leaves.
-- The tubular extension found on lips of many orchids, as in Angraecum,
which usually contains a nectary.
-- The vernacular term for stems.
-- The male portion of the flower composed of a filament and anther
-- A pollenless or sterile stamen.
-- Having lines of color on sepals, petals, or leaves.
-- Refers to the texture of the flower and related to thickness
of the floral segments and their longevity.
-- The end, said of the uppermost flower or the apex of the stem.
-- The checkered patterns found on some orchid flowers as in Vanda
-- The basal, usually almost tubular portion of the lip of an orchid
-- Having a very dense covering of hairs, almost woolly.
-- Having three lobes.
-- Having a round cylindrical shape.
-- Having parts that are spriraling or corkscrew-like.
-- Having a cover of erect, somewhat firm hairs.
-- The front, opposite of dorsal; the inner segments of a flower.
-- Very sticky.
-- Having an organ with a usually flat projection on one or more
-- An irregular flower capable of being divided into equal halves
in one plane only.