Thursday, September 3, 2009

Orchid Foliage Identification Pt. 2/2

This is a continuation of the previous post.

Epidendrum alatum
Long leaves which often twist end with curved point, dense growth, ridge along centre of leaves, pseudobulbs on surface and small compared to plant size

Brassia maculata
Large fleshy leaves with curved tips, ridge down centre, pseudobulbs appear as flattened oval above soil surface

Leaves are large and wide compared to length, centre ridge is clearly visible, pseudobulbs are small and almost appear as stems, long thick stems with few leaves may be present

Paphiopedilum hybrid
Very thick fleshy leaves with greatly rounded tip, clear ridge down centre, very shiny in appearance

Epidoudrium radicons
Very distinct, crooked stems, alternating leaves with round tips, aerial roots often present and stem tends to be white towards the base

This one is unknown.

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