Edward Sprague Rand.

Orchids; a description of the species and varieties grown at Glen Ridge, near Boston, with lists and descriptions of other desirable kinds : preface by chapters on the culture, propagation, collection, and hybridization of orchids; the online

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B. Cycnoches Egertonianum .... Bat, 40.

B. R., 32, 46, var.

Flowers purple, inside green, outside purplish, and
marked with rich violet.



222 ORCHIDS.

A. Cycnoches Loddigesii. Surinam . Lodd. Cab., 2000.

Fl. Cab., 15.

B. R, 1742.

B. M., 4215.

B. M, 3855.

Perianth brownish green, marked with yellowish brown ;
lip white, marked with red ; very fragrant.

The flowers are four inches across, and resemble the
expanded wings of a swan. Blooms in July and August,
continuing long in perfection.

A. Cycnoches leuchochilum. Guiana . . . B. M., 3853.
Perianth greenish yellow, marked with brown ; lip

white, marked with greenish yellow. Flowers very large
and fragrant.

C. Cycnoches maculatum .... Maund, Bot, 4, 156.

I. H., 3, 143.

Sert. O., 33.

A small species, with long flower-spikes, bearing a
profusion of pale brown flowers, marked with yellowish
brown.

B. Cycnoches pentadactylon. Brazil. . . B. R., 29, 22.
Flowers very large, yellow and brown.

B. Cycnoches ventricosum. Guatemala. Maund, Bot., 2, 54.

B. M., 4054.

Bat, 5.

Flowers pale, whitish yellow; lip yellow, edged with
white. Flowers fragrant, in June, July, and August.

These plants are all deciduous, losing their leaves as



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 22$

soon as they have completed their growth j the flowers
are produced nearly from the top of the bulb. They
should be grown in the East Indian house in rough,
fibrous peat, with good drainage, and a good supply of
water. When at rest they should receive but little water,
should be kept in the cooler house, near the glass, in full
light. Care must be taken not to allow water to collect
on the flower shoots or buds, as they easily damp off.
Propagated by dividing the bulbs just as they begin to
grow.

Though not popular with Orchid growers they are well
worthy of culture, being showy, curious, lasting long in
bloom, and in some species fragrant.

Cymbidium. Schwartz. Epiphyte and Terrestrial.

Name from KV/J.&OS, a cup or boat.

B. Cymbidium aloefoliiim. East Indies. Terrestrial.

SYN. Aerides Eorasii. G. and S., 165.

Epidendrum aloefolium. Lodd. Cab., 967.

Sepals and petals pale purple, marked down the centre
with a dark line. The flower stalk is drooping, many
flowered. A well known Orchid.

C. Cymbidium bicolor. Ceylon. Epiphyte.

Flowers like the last, but marked with yellowish brown.
They also differ in the form of the sac, which is at the
base of the lip.

Cymbidium caniculatum. Australia . . . B. M., 5851.
A pretty species with drooping racemes of deep purple
flowers, with white and pink lip.



224 ORCHIDS.

A. Cymbidium Dayanum. Assam.

A distinct species resembling Cymbidium eburneum, but
with pendulous flower-spike. Flowers yellowish white
and purple. Requires the hottest house.

B. Cymbidium Devonianum. Epiphyte. Pax. Mag., 10,97.
Perianth creamy white, with purple rays ; lip rich crim-
son purple. Should be grown in a basket with rotten
wood and leaf mould.

A. Cymbidium eburneum, India. Terrestrial.

B. R., 33, 67.

Pax. Mag., 15, 145.

B. M., 5126.

Jen. Orch., 16.

War. Orch., 21.

Bat. 2d. Cen., 177.

Sepals and petals pure white ; lip of same color, with
yellow blotch in centre, or in the variety with rosy spots.
Blooms in February and March. This is a very rare
Orchid ; a good plant always commands an extravagant
price. Handsome as it is we hardly think it worth the
money it costs, as there are so many more beautiful Or-
chids.

B. Cymbidium ensifolium. China. Terrestrial.

B. R., 1976.
B.M., 1751.

Perianth yellowish green, marked with brown ; lip
marked with purple.

Cymbidium giganteum, Nepaul. Epiphyte.

Sert. O., 4.

Pax. Mag/, 12, 241.

B. M., 4844.



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A large-growing species producing, during the winter,
brown and purple flowers on long spikes. A showy plant,
worth growing where there is room.

Cymbidium Hookerianum. Himalaya Mountains.

Bat. 2d Cen., 187.

B. M., 5574.

A species resembling the last described in growth,
bearing large, green, straw-color, yellow, and purple
flowers, on long upright spikes. This plant requires very
little heat.

Cymbidium Huttoni. Java B. M., 5676.

A rare Orchid. Flowers in long racemes, brown, spot-
ted with chocolate ; lip green, with chocolate stripes.

A. Cymbidium Mastersii. India. Epiphyte.

B. R., 31, 50.

Pax. Fl. G., 78.

Lem. Jard., 289.

Flowers white with yellow centre in winter. This is a
very beautiful free-blooming species, in growth much like
Cymbidium eburneum ; the flowers are of long duration
and have a delicious almond-like fragrance.

B. Cymbidium pendulum. Sylhet. Epiphyte.

B. R., 26, 25 ; 30, 24.

A large-growing plant, producing spikes, one or two
feet long, of brown flowers, with a red lip striped with
white ; in July and August.

A. Cymbidium atropurpureum. Java . . B. M., 5710.
Flowers on spikes nearly three feet long ; sepals and
petals dark purple, margined at the tip with green ; lip
15



226 ORCHIDS.

recurved, pale purple ; centre white, tinted with rose and
spotted with purple.

B. Cymbidium pubescens. Singapore. Epiphyte.

B. R., 1841, 38.

A species somewhat resembling Cymbidium bicolor.
The flowers are small, of a rich purple, edged with bril-
liant yellow.

Cymbidium sinense. China .... Lodd. Cab., 37.

Sert. Bot., 7,

as Epidendrum.

A plant long in cultivation but now seldom seen. The
flowers are dull colored and possess little beauty, but are
delightfully fragrant, and for this alone it should always
be grown.

A. Cymbidium tigrinum. Moulmein . . B. M., 5457.
A dwarf grower with roundish pseudo-bulbs. Flowers

three or more on short spikes, greenish yellow, spotted
with red ; lip large, white, barred with purple.

B. Cymbidium triste. Japan. Terrestrial. B. M., 3648.
Flowers yellowish purple ; lip large, of rich, deep pur-

pie.

There are more than fifty species of this genus. The
following are good species :

Cymbidium chloranthum. B. M., 4907.
C. dependens. Lodd. Cab., 936.

SYN. Cirrhoea dependens.
C. Finlaysonianum.
C. Gibsonii.
C. iridifolium. B. R., 1839.



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C. lancifolium. Hook. Ex. 5 1 ; Lodd. Cab., 927.

C. marginatum. B. R., 1530.

C. ochroleuchum. B. R., 4141.

C. virescens.

C. xiphifolium. B. R., 529.

Though these plants are in many instances epiphytal,
they succeed much better in cultivation if treated as ter-
restrial Orchids, and grown in pots, in a rich compost of
lumpy peat, through which the large roots can readily
penetrate. They require, when in growth, an abundance
of water, a moist heat, and sun ; but when at rest should
be kept in a dryer atmosphere, but the soil must never
dry up. They are generally of large habit, with stately
foliage. The flowers are showy but generally not high-
colored. In a large collection a good assortment should
be grown, but for a small one Cymbidium Mastersii is the
best, Cymbidium eburneum being still a very rare plant.
When well grown the plants rapidly attain a large size
and flower freely every year. All are propagated by di-
vision.

Cypripedium. Linnceus. Terrestrial.

Name from Kuirpts, Venus, and ir6?>Lov, a little foot.
B. Cypripedium acaule (or humik of English cat-
alogues). North America . . . Lodd. Cab., 130.

M. O. P., 7.
B. M., 192.

Perianth pale, dull brown ; lip large, bright pink, veined
,vith darker lines, or rarely pure white. This is our
most common species, native of dry woods ; it is hardy,
but of somewhat difficult domestication.



228 ORCHIDS.

A. Cypripedium Argus. Philippines . . B. M., 6175.
A very handsome species, allied to Cypripedium barba-
tum ; foliage with rich tesselated markings ; sepal broad,
white, with many veinings of dark green and purple ;
petals greenish white, rose-colored at tip, studded with
dark purple spots ; lip dull purple and white ; flower very
large. A rare plant.

A. Cypripedium barbatum. Mt. Ophir. B. R., 28, 17.

B. M., 4234.
M. O. P., 8.
Fl. des Ser., 1453.
Fl. des Ser., 190.

Sepals greenish white, violet-purple below ; upper sepal
white, rayed with purple j lip slipper-shaped, violet-pur-
ple ; foliage beautifully spotted.

This species is easily distinguished by the purple,
heavy, and shining warts which border the upper margin
of the petals. It is a very handsome species, free-flow-
ering and of easy culture.

A. Cypripedium barbatum nigrum.

A showy variety producing very large flowers j lip dark
purple.

A. Cypripedium barbatum superbum.

A variety with brighter-colored flowers and more white
in the sepal.

There are many other varieties, all good, among which
we may mention giganteum, Crossii, majus, multiflorum,
and pictum, which only differ in size of plant and color
of flower.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST.



229



A. Cypripedium biflorum. Mt. Ophir.

This is one of the barbatum group, and is by some con-
sidered only a variety of that species. The flowers are
produced two on a stem, are very bright in color, and last
long in perfection. We have a plant that for two years
has never been out of bloom.

B. Cypripedium Bullenianum. Borneo.

A small-growing species with very bright spotted
foliage, which indeed is its chief merit, for the flowers
are dull-colored.

Cypripedium Chantinii.

A seedling from C. insigne. Free growing ; flower re-
sembling its parent, but with more white and brighter.
A rare plant.

A. Cypripedium caridnum. Peru . . B. M., 5466.

Fl. des Ser., 1648.

This plant, which is also called Cypripedium Pearcii,
is very distinct from all others ; the root-stocks are creep-
ing, the foliage long and grassy. The flowers are green,
purple, and white, in two to five-flowered spikes, and
though small are very pretty.

This species is very easily grown in a cool house, and
is very desirable.

A. Cypripedium caudatum. Lima. Fl. des Ser., 566.

War. Orch., 2, i.
Pax. Fl. G., 9.
Pes., 24, as Selenipe-
dium.



23O ORCHIDS.

Foliage light green ; flowers pale yellow and green,
produced several together on a spike ; the petals are
prolonged into two tails, which hang from each flower,
about twenty inches long. Blooms in March, April, and
May.

This is one of the most extraordinary of Orchids.
When the flowers expand, the petals are only about an
inch long, but in a few days they extend to two feet in
length, so that they trail on the ground, unless the plant
is placed on a stand. The sepals and petals are yellow-
ish brown ; the lip reddish brown.

Care must be taken not to over-water this plant, as it
makes but few roots ; it does not require much heat. It
blooms from the last year's growth in early spring.

Called also Selenipedium caudatum.

Cypripedium caudatum roseum.
A variety with brighter flowers, and more desirable.

Cypripedium concolor. Moulmein . B. M., 5513.

I. H, 429-
Bat. 2d Cen., 153.

A dwarf species, found growing on limestone rocks,
and of somewhat difficult culture j foliage green and
white on upper surface, reddish purple below ; flowers
in pairs, light yellow, speckled with crimson, on short
hairy stems. Grow in the warmest house, with plenty of
moisture, and add bits of chalk to the soil.

Cypripedium cruciforme. SYN. of C. Lowii.

A. Cypripedium Dayanum. Borneo. Fl. des Ser., 1527.
A very beautiful, strong-growing species of the barba-
tum growth, with elegant mottled foliage.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 231

Flowers large ; sepals white and green ; lip purplish
green.

Flowers in spring, and lasts long in perfection.

A. Cypripedium Dominianum. Hybrid . . F. M., 499.

A cross between Cypripedium caridnum and C. cauda-
tum. Spike three-flowered ; petals yellowish green, very
long ; lip purple, green, and yellow.

The flower has the colors of C. caudatum, the shape of
C. caricinum, and seems intermediate between the two.

A. Cypripedium Fairrieanum. Assam. Fl. des Ser., 1244.

Reich. Xen., 133.

B. M., 5024.

Bat. 2d Cen., 140.

A beautifully marked species. Flowers pale yellow,
lined with purple and green ; hood large, white, veined
with green and purple. Blooms in autumn.

B. Cypripedium guttatum. Europe and North America.

Fl. des Ser., 573.

Flowers small, violet carmine, spotted with white ; a
cold frame species.

Cypripedium grandiflorum. SYN. of C. superbiens.

A. Cypripedium Harrisianum. Hybrid. . F. M., 431.

A fine cross between Cypripedium villosum and C. bar-
batum, combining all the good qualities of both species.

Flowers large, shining, dark purple, brown, green, and
yellow ; foliage long, mottled. This is a very free-grow-
ing plant, and will make a superb specimen. It blooms
freely in November. We consider it one of the best of
the family.



232 ORCHIDS.

A. Cypripedium hirsutissimum. Java. Fl. des Ser., 1430.

Bat. 2d Cen., 149.
B. M., 4990.
War. Orch., 15.

Flowers large, very hairy ; lip light green, with brown-
ish shad ings ; hood greenish, with dark purple ; petals
violet, with black dots.

A very desirable species. Blooms in spring, some-
times producing two-flowered spikes.

B. Cypripedium Hookercs. Borneo . B. M., 5362.

Fl. des Ser., 1565.
Bat. 2d Cen., 123.

Perianth purplish, marked with green, and spotted with
black ; lip greenish and yellowish purple ; hood cream-
color and green ; foliage variegated and very beautiful.

A. Cypripedium insigne. Sylhet . . Hook. Ex., 34.

Fl. des Ser., 1564.
B. M., 3412.
Lodd. Cab., 1321.

Perianth pale green ; sepals large, white, marked with
brownish purple ; lip brownish yellow ; flowers solitary,
nearly three inches in diameter; foliage long, light
green.

This old species is one of the most useful of plants
for house decoration or for cut flowers. It is of free
growth, and soon forms a large plant. The flowers last
six weeks in beauty. We have specimens bearing forty
to sixty flowers.



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Cypripedium insigne Mauki F. M., 57.

A variety with the dorsal sepal at least half white,
making the flower much brighter.

There is also a variety bearing two flowers on the
scape.

A. Cypripedium Irapeanum. Mexico. B. R., 32, 58.

Fl. des Ser., 3, 186.

M. O. P., 4.

Petals and sepals almost the same size, of a brilliant
yellow, hairy lip of the same color, spotted with scarlet.

C. Cypripedium Javanicum. Java . Fl. des Ser., 703.
Flowers green ; tips of the petals rosy and marked
with purple ; lip green, marked at the base with purple.

A. Cypripedium Icevigatum. Philippines.

Fl. des Ser., 1760.
F. M., 298.
B. M., 5508.
Bat. 2d Cen., 101.

Leaves glossy; petals chocolate, purple, and green,
narrow, twisted, five inches long ; lip yellow, small ;
dorsal sepal striped with purple j scape two to four-
flowered. This species requires strong stove heat. It is
a very stately plant.

B. Cypripedium longifolium. Costa Rica . B. M., 5970.

SYN. Cypripedium Reichenbachianum.

This is not a showy species, but is desirable as never
being out of flower. The flowers are greenish white and
brown, many on a spike ; foliage long, dark green.



234 ORCHIDS,.

A. Cypripedium Lowii. Borneo . . Fl. des Ser., 375.

Card. Mag., 297.

Sepals pale yellow, marked with green at the tips, and
violet at the base ; petals several inches long, pale yel-
low, regularly spotted with violet or wholly violet ; lip
rich violet-shining purple, edged with greenish yellow.
Flowers on a spike of two to five. A very fine species,
blooming in summer. In its native habitat this species
grows on the tops of high trees.

A. Cypripedium niveum. Siam .... Jen. Orch., 28.

F. M., 543.

I. H, 3, 83.

B. M., 5922.

A very dwarf plant ; foliage dark green, with minute
white spots, purplish-red below; flowers porcelain white,
spotted with violet-purple.

A. Cypripedium pardinum. East Indies . F. M., 2, 51.
A rare species ; foliage mottled with green, purple
below ; flowers medium size, yellowish green and black,
hairy on the edge ; lip greenish yellow.

A. Cypripedium Parishii. Moulmein . . B. M., 5791.
A species of stately growth, with broad coriaceous, dull

green foliage ; flowers greenish white and purple, not
showy, but very enduring. A strong plant of this species
will seldom be out of bloom.

Cypripedium Pearceii. See Cypripedium caricinum.

B. Cypripedium purpuratum. Java . B. M., 4901

B. R., 1991.

Fl. des Ser., 1158.



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Foliage beautifully spotted. The flowers resemble
Cyripedium barbatum, except the upper petal is whiter.
It is a dwarf-growing, pretty species.

Cypripedium Reichenbachianum. See Cypripedium longi-
folium.

A. Cypripedium Roezlii. South America . I. H., 3, 138.

F. M., 2, 119.

This rare species is one of the best of the genus ;
foliage long, arching, bright green j scape many-flowered,
the blossoms being produced in succession, but only one
at a time. Flowers greenish-brown and purple, medium
size, not very showy. This plant is a perpetual bloomer.

Cypripedium Schlimii. New Granada. Pes., 34.

Fl. des Ser., 1917.

I. H, 3, 183.

B. M., 5614.

Bat. 2d Cen., 200.

A beautiful little plant, bearing branching spikes of
delicate flowers. Sepals and petals white, inner surface
marked with rosy purple ; lip white and crimson.

There are several varieties of this pretty plant. It is
not an easy plant to import or to grow, and we have never
seen it in good condition. It requires moderate heat and
plenty of water.

Cypripedium Sedeni. Hybrid .... Jen. Orch., 4.

A cross between Cypripedium longifolium and Cypripe^
dium Schlimii. Flowers white and pink ; very beautiful.
As yet a very rare plant.



236 ORCHIDS.

A. Cypripedium spectabile. North America.

M. O. P, 3.
Lodd. Cab., 697.
B. R., 1666.
Fl. des Ser., 430.

Perianth rosy white ; lip beautiful deep rose, with white
markings. This is our finest native species, and when well
grown is very beautiful. We grow it out of doors in a
Rhododendron bed where it has formed a tuft which pro-
duces stalks nearly three feet high, with three or four
flowers on a spike. If grown in a pot it should be win-
tered in a cold frame, and brought into gradual heat in
spring.

A. Cypripedium Stonei. Borneo . . I. H., 355.

B. M., 5349.
Jen. Orch., 12.
Fl. des Ser., 1792.
Bat. 2d Cen., 141.

Petals light brown, spotted with chocolate ; very long;
lip whitish, with red lines, marbled with light purple ;
hood white ; scape two or three-flowered. A magnificent
species.

A. Cypripedium superbiens. Assam . War. Orch., 2, 12.
SYN. Cypripedium Veitchianum. I. H., 429.

Fl. des Ser., 1966.

A free-growing species with beautifully variegated fo-
liage j lip beautifully shaded with purple ; sepals and
petals white, with stripes of green and spots of purple.
A very beautiful plant.



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A. Cypripedium vexillarium. Hybrid.

A cross between Cypripedium barbatum and C. Farriea-
num. Sepals white, mottled with purple, greenish at
base ; petals purple ; lip light brown, streaked with green.
A rare and beautiful plant.

A. Cypripedium venustum. Nepaul . Sert. Bot., 7.

Hook. Ex., 35.

B. M., 2129.

B. R., 788.

War. Orch., 2, 24.

An old inhabitant of our greenhouses, but none the
less to be valued. Foliage rich, shaded green, purple
underneath ; flower greenish white ; lip yellowish green ;
petals fringed ; very free-flowering, of easy culture, and
soon makes a large specimen. Blooms all winter. There
are varieties which differ slightly in color.

A. Cypripedium villosum. Moulmein. Fl. des Ser., 1475.

Pes., 48.

War. Orch., 2, 30.
I. H., 126.

One of the best of the genus. Foliage long, light
green ; flowers very large, glossy amber-brown, with pur-
ple lines ; lasting six weeks in beauty. Blooms from
January to May. This makes a beautiful specimen.

All the Cypripediums are worth growing, and a selec-
tion is indispensable in every collection of Orchids.

The following are species :

Cypripedium arietinum. B. M., 1569 ; Lodd. Cab., 1240 ; M,
O. P., 6.



238 ORCHIDS.

C. cakeolus. Schwartz. Lodd. Cab., 363 ; M. B., 247 ; FL

des Ser., 1563.

C. candidum. Willd. Fl. des Ser., 962.
C. japonicum. Thunberg. F. M., 2, 171.
C. macranthum. Schwartz. B. R., 1534 ; B. M., 2938 ; I.

H, 147-

C. monteanum. Douglas.
C. parviflomm. B. M., 911 ; Lodd. Cab., 414 ; B. M., 3024 ;

M. O. P., I.

C. passerinum. Richardson.

C. pubescent. Lodd. Cab., 895 ; M. O. P., 2 ; I. H., 64.
C. ventricosum. Schwartz. M. O. P., 5 ; Sweet, Fl. G., 2, I.

The species Cypripeditim acaule, arietimtm, calceolus,
pubescens, parviftorum, spectabile may be grown in peat,
earth, and sand, in the open air, in a shady place. All
the others are greenhouse or stove plants. The soil
should be peat with a little silver sand, loam, and leaf
mould ; water well during growth ; they need but little
rest, and the evergreen species should never be wholly
dry. Propagate by division.

Cyrtochilum. Kunth. Epiphyte.

Name from Kvprts, arched, and x ***> lip.

B. Cyrtochilum bictoniense Bat., 6.

See Odontoglossum.

A. Cyrtochilum cornutum. Mexico.

Perianth yellowish green, marked with dark purple ;
lip sulphur-yellow, with red edges at each side of its base.

Cyrtochilum leucochilum. Guatemala . Fl. des Ser., 522.
Perianth greenish yellow, marked with brown and pur-



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 239

pie j lip white. This plant is often confounded with
Oncidium leucochilum, which it nearly resembles.

B. Cyrtochilum maculatum. Mexico. Sert. O., 25.

B. R., 24, 44.
B. M., 3880, 3836.
FL Cab., 57.

Flowers large ;" perianth greenish yellow, marked with
purple ; lip white, with rich red spots.

A. Cyrtochilum Russellianum. Guatemala. B. M., 3880.
A beautiful variety of Cyrtochilum maculatum. Flowers

richly marked with purple.

B. Cyrtochilum stellatum. Rio Janeiro . . Sert. O., 7.
Perianth creamy white ; lip of the same color, striped

and spotted with rich purple.

There is a variety from Bahia with pure white perianth,
and of a delicious fragrance.

Cyrtochilum flavescens B. R., 19, 1627.

Seems to be a variety of stellatum, of a pale yellow
color. The two last species have been classed by Dr.
Lindley with Miltonia.

These plants should be grown in pots, in coarse peat,
sphagnum, and potsherds, with good drainage.

Cyrtopera. Lindley. Terrestrial.

Name from KvprAs, arched, and ir-fipa, a sack.
A. Cyrtopera flav a. India.

A pretty plant, resembling a Bletia in growth. Flower
rich yellow, with paler lip.



240 ORCHIDS.

B. Cyrtopera sanguined. Sikkim . . . . B. M., 6161.
Flowers red, purple, and brown, with rosy lip. A showy
plant. '

These plants should be grown in pots, in the East
Indian house, with plenty of water when in growth.
They require the general treatment of Bletias.

Cyrtopodium. Brown. Epiphyte.

From Kvprts, arched, and Trotfy, a foot.

B. Cyrtopodium Andersonii. St. Vincent. Lodd. Cab., 121.
SYN. Cymbidium Andersonii. B. M., 1800.

B. R, 27, 8.

The flower stalks grow three feet high, branched, and
are covered with fragrant yellow flowers j perianth green-
ish yellow ; lip golden yellow.

B. Cyrtopodium cupreum. Brazil.

Flowers copper-color, with yellow bracts, marked with
red.

B. Cyrtopodium punctatum. Rio Janeiro. Sert. O., 12.
SYNS. Epidendrum punctatum. B. M., 3507.

Cyrtopodium speciosum.

Sepals yellowish green, closely marked with red and
purple j petals yellow ; lip edged with rich purple ; bracts
large, of the same color and marking as the sepals.

B. Cyrtopodium Willmorei. Venezuela . . Fl. Cab., 4.
Flower stalk like Cyrtopodium Andersonii, with many
flowers nearly two inches long ; perianth greenish yellow,
marked with brown ; lip yellow, bordered with red.



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B. Cyrtopodium Woodfordii. Trinidad . B. M., 1814.

B. R., 1508.

Flowers green ; lip purple. This species is not easy to
bloom, and should be kept shaded.

These plants should be grown in pots in a compost of
rich peat, moss, charcoal, and potsherds, with good drain-
age. Just before they begin their growth they should be
potted and placed in the cooler end of the hot-house, and
gently watered ; the supply of water and heat should be
increased as the foliage grows. The plants should be
entirely dry during the season of rest. The flower spikes
come up with the young growth in spring.

D.

Dendrocoryne.
SYN. of Dendrobium densiflorum.

Dendrobium. Schwartz. Epiphyte.

Name from 8ev$pov, a tree, and fiios, life.

C. Dendrobium aduncum. East Indies . B. R., 32, 15.
Flowers, produced in little racemes from the nodes of

the stems, transparent white ; column with rays of red-
dish purple. Grow in a pot in peat.

There is a variety, Dendrobium aduncum roseum, with
brighter flowers.

B. Dendrobium aggregatum. East Indies.

SYN. Dendrobium Lindleyi. B. M., 3643.

B. R., 1695.
Pax. Mag., 6, 145.


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