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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Onddium filipes. SYN. of Cyrtochilumfilipes.
Onddium fimbriatum. SYN. of Onddium dliatum.

A. Onddium flexuosnm. Brazil . . Lodd. Cab., 424.

Sert. Bot, 7.
B. M., 2203.

The flowers are brilliant yellow, on a long, slender
stalk. This is one of the most useful of the genus, free
blooming, of easiest culture, always bright and pretty, and
lasting long when cut. Does equally well in a pot or
basket.

A. Onddium Forbesii. Organ Mountains . B. M., 3705.
Flowers very large, chocolate-color, edged with bril-
liant yellow. A rare plant.

A. Onddium Forkeli. Mexico.

Sepals greenish yellow, marked with crimson ; petals
violet.

Onddium fuscatum. SYN. of Miltonia Warscewiczii.

Onddium Galeottianum. SYN. of Odontoglossum dtros-
mum.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 349

Onddium glaucum. SYN. of Onddium Cebolleta.

B. Onddium Harrisoni. Brazil . . Lodd. Cab., 1917.

B. R., 1569.
Perianth yellow, marked with brown ; lip clear yellow.

Onddium hians. SYN. of Onddium maxilligerum.

A. Onddium hczmatochilum. New Granada.

Pax. Fl. G., 6.

Sepals and petals greenish yellow, blotched with chest-
nut; lip rich crimson and rose. This is one of the
most magnificent of Orchids; the flowers are large, in-
describably rich in markings, and exquisitely fragrant.
A plant in our collection lasted in perfection for two
months.

Blooms in summer. Slugs prefer the roots and
flower-stalks of this plant to any other Orchid, and if
there is a slug in the house he will find this plant. A
very rare Orchid.

Onddium hastatum. SYN. of Odontoglossum hastatum.
Onddium Henchmani. SYN. of Onddium Carthaginense.

A. Onddium holochrysum. Peru.

A very dwarf plant, with spotted bulbs. Flowers
rich golden yellow. A rare Orchid. Our plant cost us
ten times its weight in gold.

Onddium Huntianum. See Onddium sanguineum.

B. M., 3806.



35O ORCHIDS.

A. Onddium hyphc&maticum. Ecuador.

A small species requiring cool treatment ; flowers pur-
plish, shaded brown, blood-red outside ; lip clear yellow.

A. Onddium incurvum. Mexico ... I. H., 49.

B. R., 31, 64.

Bat, tab. 29.

B. M., 4824.

Flowers pale lilac, marked with white, produced dur-
ing the winter. A very pretty plant.

Onddium Insleayi. SYN. of Odontoglossum Insleayi.

C. Onddium iridifolium. Mexico . . . . B. R., 1911.
Flowers yellow, striped with red. This species re-
quires a dry, sunny situation.

Onddium janeir ens e. SYN. of Onddium longipes.
Onddium jundfolium. SYN. of Onddium Cebolleta.

Onddium Karwinskii. SYN. of Odontoglossum Reichen-
heimii.

A. Onddium Kramerianum. Central America.

Jen. Orch., n.
Fl. des Sen, 1956.
F. M., 465.

A species much resembling Onddium Papilio, of which
it is probably a variety; the foliage is handsomely
spotted. Flowers rich yellow, with dark brown mark-
ings ; lip beautifully crimped.

The flower-stalk continues to produce flowers for
months.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 351

A. Onddium Lanceanum. Guiana . Pax. Mag., 4, 169.

B. R., 1887.

Fl. Cab., 79.

Foliage beautifully variegated ; perianth yellow, irregu-
larly marked with crimson ; lip rich violet. Flower very
fragrant. Grow in pot or basket, with peat. The plant
figured in Fl. des Ser., 1842, seems to be neither On-
ddium Lanceanum or hamatochilum, but to have characters
of both.

There is a species with a white lip.

C. Onddium Lemonianum. Havana . . B. R., 1789.
Flowers yellow, marked with red; lip vivid yellow,
same markings.

C. Onddium leopardinum. Peru.
Flowers yellow, spotted with brown.

A. Onddium kucochilum. Mexico . Bat., 4.

Pax. Mag., 7, 241.
Fl. des Ser., 522, as
Cyrtochilum.

Perianth greenish yellow, marked with brown; lip
white, slightly tinted with rose.

This plant is easily mistaken for Odontoglossum candi-
dum, which it much resembles.

A. Onddium Limminghei. Brazil . Fl. des Ser., 1827.
A minute species, resembling a Sophronitis. Pseudo-
bulbs flat and roundish ; root-stalk creeping ; flowers
large, bright golden, with crimson-spotted lip. A little
gem of a plant.



352 ORCHIDS.

C. Onddium longifolium. Mexico . . B. R., 28, 4.
Perianth yellow, marked with brown ; lip entirely yel-
low, except a spot at the base. This species resembles
Onddium Cebolleta, but is a stronger plant. May be
grown on blocks.

A. Onddium longipes. Rio Janeiro . B. M., 5193.

Bat. 2d Cen., 165.

A small free-flowering species, blooming all summer ;
flower brown and yellow ; lip bright, almost golden yel-
low, with blood-colored rim at base.

C. Onddium lunatum. Demerara . . . B. R., 1929.
Flowers sulphur-yellow, rich brown spots j lip white,
marked with pale brown.

C. Onddium luridum. Jamaica . . B. M., 3603.

Fl. Cab., 97.

Flower stems often nine feet long. Flowers about an
inch and a half in diameter, brown and spotted.

B. Onddium luridum guttatum. West Indies.

SYNS. Epidendrum guttatum (Linn.). B. R., 25, 16.
Cymbidium guttatum (Willd.).
Onddium Boydii.

Flowers yellowish brown, beautifully marked with red ;
the shade deeper toward the base of the lip. A single
stem has borne with us two hundred and eighty flowers.

A. Onddium macranthum. New Granada.

Jen. Orch., 42.
B. M., 5743.
F. M., 386.
War. Orch., 2, 17.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 353

A magnificent plant, with very long scandent stems,
producing a profusion of flowers, three to four inches in
diameter ; sepals purplish brown, tipped with yellow ;
petals golden, with blood-red markings ; lip crimson-
purple, with white crest. Blooms in spring and summer.

Oncidium macranthum hastiferum.

A fine variety, with olive-yellow sepals, bright yellow
petals, and crimson lip.

Oncidium maculatum. SYN. of Odontoglossum maculatum.

A. Oncidium Marshallianum. South America.

B. M., 5725.

Flowers golden yellow, with rich crimson-brown spots.
A large-flowered, magnificent species,

C. Oncidium maxilligerum. Brazil.

SYN. Oncidium hians.

A species resembling Oncidium Harrisonii. Lip of a
more vivid yellow ; crest of the column bent back, and
forms with the top of the lip some resemblance to a jaw-
bone.

C. Oncidium microchilum. Guatemala.

B. R., 1843, tab. 23.

Sepals greenish red ; petals red and yellow ; lip white
and yellow.

C. Oncidium monoceras. Brazil . . . . B. M., 3890.
Sepals greenish ; petals yellow, marked with brown ;
lip yellow, tinted with red at the base, having a horn at
the top.

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354 ORCHIDS.

A. Onddium nubigenum. Ecuador . . . B. M., 5708.
A lovely little plant, growing at a greater elevation
than any other Orchid, fourteen thousand feet above
the sea. It somewhat resembles Odontoglossum Phalcen-
opsis. Flowers brownish, shaded with crimson ; lip white,
marked with violet. The markings of the flowers vary
much in different plants. Requires the coolest treat-
ment.

A. Onddium oblongatum. Guatemala.
Flowers large, bright yellow in winter.

A. Onddium obryzatum. New Granada.

A beautiful and deliciously fragrant species, free flow-
ering, and one of the best of the genus. Flowers small,
but bright golden, and very beautiful. Blooms in July.
There are many varieties, all good.

A. Onddium ornithorhyncum. Guatemala.

B. R., 1840, 10.

B. M., 3912.

Bat., 4.

Fl. Cab., 136.

Flowers beautiful lilac, fragrant, all the autumn. If
grown on wood, it needs care to prevent its becoming
dry during the growing season. It shows to best advan-
tage in a basket.

A. Onddium Papilio. Trinidad . . Lodd. Cab., 1086.
Jen. Orch., n. B. M., 2795.
Sert. Bot., 7. B. R., 910.

Maund, Bot., 10.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 355

Sepals very long, rich brown, marked with green ;
petals and lip (which is very large) are marked with
beautiful yellowish brown, with a large pale yellow spot
in the middle of the lip. The flowers are solitary, and
resemble a butterfly. Grows on blocks or in pots. There
are many varieties, differing in size and color of the
flowers.

Ontidium pelicanum. SYN. of Oncidium cruentum.

B. R., 33, 70.

A. Oncidium Phalanopsis. Peru .... I. H., 3, 3.
A plant resembling Oncidium cucullatum, but of stronger
habit. Flowers large, cream-color, marked with violet ; lip
white, marked with crimson, and with golden-yellow crest.
Requires cool culture.

A. Oncidium phymatochilum. Rio Janeiro. Pes., 35.

B. M., 5214.

Sepals and petals long and narrow, brilliant yellow,
marked with brown ; the lip is large at the base, swollen
at the summit. Blooms in May and June, very profusely.

C. Oncidium Pinelianum. Rio Janeiro.

Perianth yellow, with large brownish red spots; lip
clear yellow. The flower-stalk is long, not branched,
producing seven or eight flowers. Perhaps same as On-
cidium Batemani.

C. Oncidium pubes. Brazil . . . . B. R., 1007.

B. M., 3926, var.

Flowers orange-yellow, marked with brown ; the peri-
anth is half unclosed, and does not spread itself out, as
in other Oncidiums.



356 ORCHIDS.

B. Oncidium pules flavescens. Brazil.

A variety with yellow ground, with copper-colored
spots; flower-stalk tall, branched and floriferous.

C. Oncidium pulchellum. Demerara. B. R., 1787.

Lodd. Cab., 1984.

B. M., 2773.

Flowers white, with orange mark at the base of the lip,
and a rosy shade round the column. Blooms profusely,
in a panicle.

B. Oncidium pulvinatum. Brazil . . . B. R., 25, 42.

Flowers yellow, marked with brown ; an enlargement of
the top of the lip is covered with down, and resembles a
cushion. The flower-stalks are long and many-flowered.

C. Oncidium ramosum. Brazil.

Flowers greenish yellow, richly spotted with brown ;
the lip is curiously formed.

C. Oncidium raniferum. Brazil . . . B. M., 3712.

B. R., 1838, 48.

Flowers yellow ; the upper part of the lip forms a
brownish red swelling which bears a slight resemblance
to a frog.

B. Oncidium reflexum. Mexico . . Maund, Bot, 116.
Flowers yellow; differing little from Oncidium altissi-

mum, but with brighter flowers. An autumn bloomer.

C. Oncidium retusum. Brazil B. R., 1920.

Flowers yellow ; sepals and petals marked with brown ;

lip entirely yellow.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 357

B. Ontidium Rigbyanum .... Pax. Mag., 16, 257.
Flowers panicled ; sepals and petals brilliant citron-
yellow, with deep brown spots in the centre j lip vivid
yellow, spotted with brown and edged with little inden-
tures. By some this is considered the same as Ontidium
sarcodes.

A. Ontidium Rogersii. Brazil . .* Jen. Orch., 29.

F. M, 477-
War. Orch., 2, 31.

A very beautiful winter-blooming species, with large
rich golden flowers on a tall branching spike. One of
the best species ; probably a variety of Ontidium varico.
sum.

B. Ontidium roseum. Honduras. Lindley.

Flowers rosy white, spotted with red or crimson. This
is a rare and pretty species.

Ontidium rupestre. Peru.

A pretty cool-house species. Flowers on a many-
branched spike, flame-color, spotted with brown.

C. Ontidium sanguineum. La Guayra. Sert. O., tab. 27.
Flowers pale yellow, marked with blood-red.

A. Ontidium sarcodes. Brazil .... War. Orch., 23.

I. H., 3, 165.

Flowers yellow and crimson, on large panicles, pro-
ducing thirty flowers or more. A very showy and rare
plant.

B. Ontidium serratum. Peru . . . Bat. 2d Cen., 194.

B. M., 5632.



358 ORCHIDS.

Flowers bright chocolate-color, tipped with yellow. A
singular plant, more curious than beautiful.

B. Oncidiiim sessile. Santa Martha . Pax. Fl. G., 21.
Flowers yellow, spotted in the centre with pale cinna-
mon.

B. Onddium sphacelatum. Mexico . . B. R., 1842, 30.
Flowers yellow and brown, resembling Onddium altis-
simum and O. reflexum. A good old Orchid, always
blooming, and lasting long in beauty.

B. Onddium spilopterum. Mexico . B. R., 31, 40.

Pax. Mag., 15, 200.

Perianth deep purplish lilac, slightly marked with yel-
low ; lip large, deep yellow inside, cream-color outside,
deeply undulate. Should be grown in a pot, with turfy
peat and potsherds, and elevated above the rim of the
top. Keep in a shady place. Perhaps a variety of On-
ddium Batemani.

A. Onddium splendidum. Guatemala. Fl. des Ser., 1825.
A very fine species. Flowers large ; sepals and petals
small, greenish yellow and brown ; lip large, bright clear
yellow.

C. Onddium Sprudi. South America.

A species resembling Onddium Cebolleta, with bright
yellow flowers.

C. Onddium Suttoni. Guatemala . . . B. R., 1842, 8.
Perianth deep olive-brown, with yellow tips ; lip yellow,
with deep olive-brown spot in the centre.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 359

B. Oncidium tricolor. Jamaica . . . . B. M., 4130.
Perianth yellowish green striped and spotted with red ;

lip white, striped with red.

C. Oncidium triquetrum. Jamaica . . . B. M., 3393.

SYNS. Cymbidium triquetrum (Willd.).

Epidendrum triquetrum (Schwartz).
Flowers greenish white, marked with reddish purple.
Grow on blocks.

C. Oncidium trilingue. Peru .... Pax. Fl. G., 63.

Lem. Jard., 217.

A species much resembling Oncidium serratum. Flow-
ers chocolate-brown, edged with yellow.

C. Oncidium trulliferum. Brazil . . B. R., 1839, 57.
Perianth yellow, marked with reddish brown ; lip yel-
low, having in the centre the form of a trowel.

Oncidium unicorne. See Oncidium monoceras.

C. Oncidium uniflorum. Rio Janeiro . B. R., 1843, 43.
Flowers vivid yellow, marked with dull brown ; lip bril-
liant yellow j very fragrant. In spite of the name each
bulb produces a flower-stalk, carrying two or three flow-
ers.

C. Oncidium unguiculatum. Guatemala.

Flowers large, yellow, on a long branching spike, pro-
duced in winter.

Oncidium varicosum Lem. Jard., 207, 7.

See Oncidium Rogersii.



360 ORCHIDS.

C. Onddium variegatum. West Indies. Lem. Jard., 99.

Pax. Fl. G., 33.
A pretty species, with rosy-pink blossoms.

Onddium Weltoni. SYN. of Miltonia Warscewiczii.

C. Onddium Wentworthianum. Guatemala . Bat, 39.
Flowers yellow, richly marked with crimson.

C. Onddium Wraytz. Mexico . . . . B. M., 3854.
Perianth brilliant yellow, marked with brown ; lip deep
yellow; flowers large.

B. Onddium xanthodon. Ecuador . . . B. M., 5756.
A fine-blooming species allied to Onddium serratum ;
flower-spike very large, bearing a profusion of rich brown
and yellow flowers.

A. Onddium zebrinum. Venezuela . . . B. M., 6138.
A very beautiful species, producing long branching (12
feet) spikes ; perianth pure white, with red-purple bars ;
lip barred with gamboge-yellow. A rare plant.

These plants are all evergreen. Those having large
leaves or tall flower-stalks should be grown in pots, with
peat and moss, with good drainage. Those with small
leaves, except Onddium uniflorum, which does best in a
pot, should be grown on blocks, with a little moss. All
species will succeed well, however, with pot culture.
They require plenty of heat and moisture in the growing
season, but afterwards only just enough water to keep
the leaves and bulbs from shriveling. The plants will
thrive in either house. Propagated by division. Onddi-



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 361

urns should be grown in every collection. They are very-
showy, of easy culture, and give abundance of gay
bloom.

Ornithidium. Salisbury. Epiphyte.

Name from Spvit, a bird, and tfSos, resemblance.
C. Ornithidium album. Trinidad . . . B. M., 3306.
Flowers solitary, clear transparent white, the upper
stigma in the form of a beak.

C. Ornithidium coccineum. Martinique . Hook. Ex., 38.

B. M, 1437.
Flowers of same shape as the last ; color clear red.

These plants are more curious than ornamental. They
may be grown on blocks or in pots, well drained ; too
much moisture speedily rots the roots.

Ornithocephalus. Hooker. Epiphyte.

Name from Spvis, a bird, and KftyaX-fj, a head.
This genus affords no plants of special interest.
Ornithocephalus gladiatus Hook. Ex., 127.



P.

Palumbina. Reickenbach. Epiphyte.

Name fa<ya\ palumba, a dove.

Palumbina Candida. Mexico B. M., 5546.

A charmingly pretty plant allied to Oncidium, and
formerly known as Onddium candidum. Flowers waxy



362 ORCHIDS.

+

white, with yellow centre, on delicate spikes. This plant
does well under cool treatment. Care must be taken not
to over-water. Blooms in summer.



Paphinia. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from Paphos, a shrine of Venus, or from Paphia, a surname of
Venus.

A. Paphinia cristata. Trinidad . . B. M., 4836.

Fl. des Ser., 335.
Bat. 2d Cen., 117.

Sepals chocolate purple, marked with pure white ; pe-
tals blood-purple, evenly margined with white. The out-
side of the perianth is a dull purplish white ; lip white,
barred with purple, and fringed. The flowers are large,
produced at different seasons, one or two together.

Paphinia tigrina. SYN. of Houlktia tigrina.

Grow plants of this genus in a pot, with rough fibrous
peat, well drained, or in a hanging basket, as directed for
Gongora, in East Indian house.



Paxtonia. Lindley. Terrestrial.

Dedicated to Sir Joseph Paxton.

C. Paxtonia rosea. Manilla . . Maund, Bot., 5, 210.

B. R., 1838, 60.

M. O. P., i.
Flowers lilac-rose.
Treatment same as Bletia.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 363

Peristeria. Hooker. Epiphyte.

Name from 7re/(rre/>a, a pigeon.

Peristeria Barkeri B. M., 4203.

See Acineta. Bat., 8.

B. Peristeria elata. Panama .... B. M., 3116.

SYN. Espiritii Sancto. Jen. Orch., 44.

Flowers wax-white, with lilac blotches at the base of
the lip, and of an exquisite fragrance. They are pro-
duced on long stalks from the base of the pseudo-bulbs.
The interior of the flower somewhat resembles a dove
with outspread wings.

C. Peristeria cerina. Demerara . . . . B. R., 1953.
Flowers dull yellow, with a strong odor of juniper ; pro-
duced in bunches, close to the bulb, in June and July.

C. Peristeria guttata. Rio Janeiro . . . Fl. Cab., 7.
Flowers yellow, plentifully marked with reddish brown,
produced in short bunches in September.

Peristeria Humboltii B. R., 29, 18.

See Acineta. B. M., 4156.

B. Peristeria pendula. Demerara . . . B. M., 3479.

SYN. Peristeria maculata.

Flowers greenish white outside, and delicate blue in-
side, marked with purple, the lip dull white marked with
purple ; slightly fragrant.

C. Peristeria stapelioides. Guiana. Lindley.

Flowers pale, yellowish brown, covered with blotches
of dark brown ; very fragrant.



364 ORCHIDS.

These plants should be grown in pots in a strong com-
post of loam, peat, and leaf mould. During their season
of growth they should have abundance of water, but in
the resting season should be allowed to become almost
dry.

They need a long rest ; the species last described needs
less water than the others.

Pescatorea. Reichenbach.

A genus proposed for some plants now referred to
Huntleya.

Pescatorea cerina is Huntleya cerina, a very different plant
from Peristeria cerina^ with which it is sometimes
confounded.

Pescatorea fimbriata is a synonym of Pescatorea Wallisii.
Pescatorea violacea is Huntleya or Bollea violacea.
Pescatorea Wallisii is Huntleya Wallisii.

Phajus, or Phaius. Louriero. Terrestrial.

Name from <patos, dusky.

A. Phajus albus. Nepaul. . . . B. R., 1838, 33.

B. M., 3991.
Pax. Mag., 5, 125.
Fl. Cab., 125.

Flowers large, pure white ; lip tinged with purple, in
July and August.

This is a deciduous species, losing its leaves after
growth. It should be grown in a pot, with rough, fibrous



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 365

peat and good drainage, with plenty of water in the grow-
ing season.

It requires a long rest, and should then be kept cool
and almost dry. Propagated as directed on a former
page, by cuttings of the pseudo-bulb.

This plant is now known as Thunia alba.

Phajus Bensonice. See Thunia Bensonice.

B. Phajus bicolor. Ceylon . . . . Sert. O., tab. 23.

B. M., 4078.
Wight, Ic., 1659.

Perianth deep chocolate ; lip pale yellow, tinted with
rose.

B. Phajus Blumei. India .... Blume Orch., 5.

A species differing from Phajus grandifolius in having
sepals and petals acuminate, tip of lip acute, spur short
and thick, while in the former the sepals and petals are
acute, tip of lip notched, spur short and thick, and in
Phajus Wallichii the spur is long and slender.

It is a stout growing plant, resembling Phajus grandi-
folius in habit.

A. Phajus Blumei Bernaysii. Queensland.

B. M., 6032.

Is a very beautiful plant, with tall spikes of flowers,
white outside, bright yellow inside; lip yellow, edged
with white.

B. Phajus grandifolius. China. . . B. M., 1924.

SYNS. Limodorum Tankervillice Lodcl. Cab., 20.

(Schwartz). Sert. Bot, 7.

L. Incarvillitz (Persoon). Fl. des Ser., 738.
Bletia Tankervillia.



366 ORCHIDS.

Perianth white outside, brownish inside ; lip white and
dull purple.

Blooms in winter and spring. One of the longest
known Orchids, and a very showy and useful plant, grow-
ing freely and always blooming. We have every year
plants with hundreds of flowers.

B. Phajus intermedius. China.

Perianth white outside ; yellow, tinted with rose, in-
side ; lip white, with flame-colored spot at the base.

A. Phajus irroratus F. M., 426.

A beautiful hybrid, between Phajus grandifolius and

Calanthe vestita. Sepals and petals rosy white ; lip white,
with yellow base. In form the flower is intermediate be-
tween the parents ; spike erect ; foliage evergreen. A
very beautiful and scarce plant.

B. Phajus maculatus. Bombay . . Lodd. Cab., 1803.

SYNS. Bktiaflava (Wallich). B. M., 2719,3960.

Bletia Woodfordii. Sert. Bot., 7.

Flowers yellow; lip edged and spotted with purple.
Foliage dotted with white spots. A showy plant.

A. Phajus Wallichii. Bombay . . Pax. Mag., 6, 193.

B. R, 1839, 58.

Perianth white outside, orange inside ; lip white,
slightly shaded with yellow and red. A tall-growing
plant, with very handsome flowers.

These plants should be grown in large pots, with loam,
leaf mould, and rotten cow dung. Care should be taken
not to allow water to touch the young shoots, as they
easily damp off.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 367

Give plenty of water at the roots during the growing
season, and weak liquid manure, but when at rest keep
the plants almost dry.

Re-pot just before they make their growth. Propaga-
ted by division.

Phalsenopsis. Blume. Epiphyte.

Name from <f>d\aiva, a moth, and fyis, resemblance.
A. Phalcenopsis amabilis. Manilla . B. M., 4297.

SYNS. Angracum album majus B. R., 1838, 34.
(Rumphius). Fl. des Ser., 36.

Epidendrum amabile Pax. Mag., 7, 49.

(Linn.). M. O. P., i.

Perianth pure white ; sepals narrower than the petals ;
lip white at the tip, the lateral lobes very much enlarged,
richly streaked with red and pink. Each flower is about
three inches across.

A. Phalcenopsis amethystina. Sunda Islands.

A pretty little species, rarely seen in cultivation ;
flowers small ; sepals and petals white, spreading ; lip
white, tinged with yellow at the base ; centre rich ame-
thyst, suffused with purple ; foliage dark green, slightly
wavy at edges ; spikes short, branched.

B. Phalcznopsis Cormi-cervi. Moulmein.

SYN. Poly chilus Cornu-cerui. B. M., 5570.

Bat. ad Cen., 178.

A peculiar species ; the flower-stalk flat and thick, the
flowers springing from notches in the margin ; flowers
greenish yellow, with transverse spots of cinnamon-red ;



368 ORCHIDS.

foliage pale green. Continues to flower from the old
spike for a long time.

Phalcenopsis equestris. SYN. of Phalcenopsis rosea.

A. Phalcenopsis grandiflora. Borneo. B. M., 5184.

Bat. 2d Cen., 114.

Perianth white ; sepals a little greenish ; the lip white,
striped with purple and yellow. This species much re-
sembles Phalcenopsis amabilis, differing only in the flowers
being larger, of a purer white, and in having yellow on
the lip ; in foliage this species is of a lighter green ; that
of amabilis is reddish on the under side.

A. Phalcenopsis grandiflora aurea. Tamelan Islands.

War. Orch., 2, 7.

A magnificent variety, with very large white flowers,
with bright golden markings ; very free blooming.

A. Phalcenopsis intermedia. Manilla . Lem. Jard., 4, 44.
A very rare and lovely plant; foliage pale green;
flowers medium size, white, shaded with rose; lip a
deeper shade of the same color.

A. Phalcenopsis leucorrhoda. East Indies. F. M., 2, 166.
A new species, possibly a natural hybrid between Phal-
cenopsis amabilis and Schilleriana, having the foliage of
the latter ; the petals are rosy ; there is much yellow over
the lip, the lateral partitions of which are brownish, not
purplish ; lateral sepals, with brownish dots ; tendrils of
lip long, and thin like P. amabilis. A very rare plant.

A. Phalcenopsis Lobbii. SYN. pf Phalcenopsis Portei.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 369

A. Phalcznopsis Lowii. Moulmein . B. M., 5351.

Bat. 2d Cen., 168.
War. Orch., 2, 15.

Petals white, delicately tinted with rose ; lip resembling
the beak of a bird. Allied to Phalcznopsis rosea. Flowers


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