Edward Sprague Rand.

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of medium size ; foliage dark green, delicate in texture.
Requires sunlight and abundance of moisture when grow-
ing. It loses its leaves in the resting season.

A. Phalcznopsis Luddemannia. Philippine Islands.

Bat. 2d Cen., 133.
Fl. des Ser., 1636.
B. M., 5523.

A plant resembling Phalcznopsis rosea, but with lighter
foliage. Racemes about twelve inches long ; flowers two
inches across, blush, barred throughout with amber and
amethyst, varying to bright rose color.

B. Phalcznopsis Mannii. Sikkim.

A rare species, resembling in foliage Phalcznopsis
Cornu-cerui. Flowers yellowish buff.

A. Phalcznopsis Parishii. Burmah . . . R. F., 85.

B. M, 5 8i 5 .

A charming dwarf plant. Leaves oblong lanceolate ;
flowers in short racemes of six to ten ; sepals and petals
milk white ; lip white and crimson amethyst.

Phalcenopsis Portei. East Indies. . . F. M., 2, 162.

War. Orch., 2, 2.

This plant is probably a natural hybrid, between Pha-
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370 ORCHIDS.

lanopsis amabilis and P. rosea, the former of which it re-
sembles in habit. It bears a long drooping and branch-
ing spike of pure white flowers ; lip bright rosy-red,
tinted with orange. Only two plants of this species are
known to have been imported, and these differ somewhat
in intensity of color.

A. Phalcznopsis rosea. Manilla . . B. M., 5212.

Fl. des Ser., 1645. Pax - F1 - G -> 7 2 -
Lem. Jard., 283. Jen. Orch., 27.
A small-flowering species. Flower white, tinged with
pink ; lip violet or ruby, with yellow at base, upper part
intense violet, without the tendrils which occur in Phal-
cenopsis amabilis and P. grandiflora. A very free bloomer,
and continuing long in beauty.

A. Phalanopsis Schilleriana. Philippine Islands.

Bat. 2d Cen., 171. B. M./ 5530.

Jen. Orch., 15. Fl. des Ser., 1559.

War. Orch., i. I. H., 348.

Leaves very large, dark green, mottled with gray or
white. Flower stems from one to three feet long, much
branched, covered with multitudes of lovely flowers from
two to three inches in diameter, of delicate shades, mauve,
edged with white, yellow, with reddish cinnamon spots.
No two plants have flowers exactly alike, and all are
lovely. In attempting to describe this flower one feels
how poor words are to convey an idea of its beauties.
Very free-flowering ; plants have borne more than three
hundred flowers.

A. Phalcznopsis Sumatrana. Sumatra. B. M., 5527.

Bat. 2d Cen., 146.
Fl. des Ser., 1644.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 371

A species resembling Phalcznopsis Luddemannia in
growth, but with pointed leaves very bright green.
Flowers on a short spike, yellowish white, barred with
broad streaks of rich reddish brown ; lip white, with
orange spots, and four lines of violet or lilac.

These plants should be grown in the East Indian
house, with liberal waterings during growth, and even in
winter they should be kept damp at the roots. They may
be grown in pots, with sphagnum moss, but appear to
much better advantage on blocks or in baskets, in which
they thrive equally well, only requiring more attention to
keep them from becoming dry. They should be hung
near the glass. The flowers are produced on a slender,
flexible stalk, which continues to grow and produce flow-
ers ; but after two months it is well to cut off the flower-
stalk, unless the plant is very strong, as the plant will
exhaust itself. These plants are very difficult to increase.
If they send out young shoots they should be left on the
plant till they make roots, when they may be removed.
Plants may be produced by bending down the flower-
stalk upon the block, covering each node with moss, first
cutting off the end of the shoot. Phalanopsis Ludde-
mannia produces young plants on the flower-stalk more
freely than any other species. The growing season of
all is from March to October.

" Phalanopsids are interesting from the ease with which
the flowers may be artificially fertilized, and from the cu-
rious phenomena which attend the reception of the pol-
linia by the stigmatic cavity. Before the pollinia are com-
municated the cavity gapes widely ; in the course of a
few hours the sides draw together, and eventually the



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pollinia are held so fast that they can only be removed
by tearing or with the knife."

If the plants get unhealthy, shake them out, cut off all
decayed roots and place them on blocks with fresh
sphagnum, in the warmest house, keeping them moist.
These plants will always command high prices, yet no
collection should be without Phalcznofisis amabilis, P.
grandiflora, and P. Schilleriana.

Pholidota. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from 0o\fr, a spot, and o3s, an ear.



C. Pholidota articulata. East Indies . B. R., 1839. 57-
Flowers white ; lip white, with slight yellow tinge at
base.

C. Pholidota conchoidea. Manilla.

The flowers resemble the last described species, but
are larger.

C. Pholidota imbricata. Nepaul . . Hook. Ex., 138.

SYN. Pholidota pallida (B. R., B. R., 1777, 1213.

14, 1213). Lodd. Cab., 1934.
Flowers brown and white.

C. Pholidota undulata. East Indies.
Flowers brown ; lip pale brick red.

These plants should be grown upon blocks, and need
plentiful waterings during the season of growth.

Physosiphon. Lindley. Epiphyte.
Name from <J>Co-a, an inflated bladder, and afyxw, a tube.
There is little to recommend this genus.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST 373

Pilumna. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from iri\iov, a cap.

A. Pilumna fragrans. Popayan . B. M., 5035.

SYN. Trichopilia fragran s. Bat. 26. Cen., 164.

F. M., 2, 21.

Jen. Orch., 38.

I. H, 3, 94.

A charming plant, resembling a Trichopilia in general
appearance, but with very different flowers. Sepals and
petals greenish white ; lip pure white, with rich golden
centre ; flowers in spikes of three to five ; deliciously
fragrant.

This plant should be grown in a pot, with peat and
moss in the cool house. It is one of the most fragrant
of Orchids, flowering freely in winter. Propagated by
division.

Pilumna laxa B. R., 32, 57.

SYN. of Trichopilia laxa.

Pleione. Don. Terrestrial and Epiphytal.

The name of a nymph.

Pleione humilis. Upper Nepaul . . B. M., 5674.

Pax. Fl. G., 51.

Lem. Jard., 158.

Flowers white ; lip with orange and crimson veins,
beautifully fringed. A mountain species found growing
on the trunks of trees, at an elevation of eight thousand
feet.



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ORCHIDS.



Pleione Lagenaria. Himalaya . . B. M., 5370.

Bat. 2d Cen., 107. Jen. Orch., 47.

Pax. Fl. G., 39. War. Orch., 17.

Lem. Jard., 93. I. H., 510.

Allied to Pleione maculata. Perianth deep purplish
pink ; lip white, marked with crimson blotches, yellow
centre. A beautiful little plant.

A. Pleione maculata. East Indies . . B. M., 79, 4691.
Flowers white ; lip beautifully marked and spotted

with various colors. The plant blooms in October and
November, without the foliage, being deciduous. It
should be potted level with the pot rim, and some silver
sand mixed with the peat.

B. Pleione prczcox. East Indies. . . Pax. Mag., 14, 7.
This species much resembles Pleione Wallichiana.

Flower beautiful light purple ; lip with blackish spots,
shading to pure white.

A. Pleione Reichenbachiana. Arracan . . B. M., 5688.
Flowers very large, rosy lilac ; lip rich purple and ma-
genta.

Pleione Schilleriana. Moulmein . . . . B. M., 5027.
Pseudo-bulbs very small; flowers tawny yellow; lip
large, orange-white and crimson.

Pleione Wallichiana. Bengal . . . Lem Jard., 153.
B. R., 1840, 24. M. O. P., 6.
B. M., 4496. Pax. Mag., 6, 25,

Jen. Orch., 47. alias Ccelogyne.

Flowers rosy purple ; lip with a dash of white, very

large ; sometimes two on a spike and fragrant.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 375

These lovely little plants were formerly known as Ccel-
ogyne. They are all deciduous, producing the flowers in
autumn, just before they begin to grow. As soon as
growth begins, or the buds at the base of the pseudo-
bulbs begin to start, the plants should be repotted in leaf
mould and silver sand, and be given plenty of light and
heat. When growth is completed dry them off gradually,
but they must not be neglected and allowed to become
dust dry in the summer. They are well worth growing ;
are charmingly pretty.

Pleurothallis. Brown. Epiphyte.
Name from Tr\evpd, the side, and 0aAA, to bloom.

This genus contains a great number of species and
varieties, and very many of great botanical interest ; but
the flowers are generally small, without fragrance, and
not to be recommended to amateurs.



Polychilus.
SYN. of Phafanopsis Cornu-cervL

Polycycnis. Linden and Reichenbach. Epiphyte.

Name from TTO\US, many, and KVKVOS, a swan.
B. Polycycnis kpida. New Granada ... I. H., 3, 19.
A plant with the general aspect of a Gongora, produ-
cing arching spikes of yellowish brown flowers, spotted
with carmine ; lip large, pale yellow, spotted with red.



376 ORCHIDS.

Polycycnis barbatus and musciferus are referred to Cycno-

ches.

Requires to be grown in a basket, to display it to best
advantage, in peat and moss, in the Mexican house.

Polystachya. Hooker. Epiphyte.

Name from iro\vs, many, and a-rdxvs, a spike.
This genus contains few plants of interest.

Polystachya pubescens.

From South Africa, is a pretty plant, with bright golden
yellow flowers, with purple lines. It should be grown in
peat and moss, with plenty of water and not much heat.

Other species are :

Polystachya bracteosa. B. M., 4161.
P. carnea. Fl. des Ser., 1521.
P. grandiflora. B. M., 3707.
P. luteola. Hook. Ex., 103.



Ponthieva. Brown. Terrestrial.

Dedicated to M. de Ponthieu, a West Indian merchant.

The plants of this genus are more curious than beauti-
ful ; the only species worth the attention of the amateur
is :

C. Ponthieva maculata. New Granada . . . Portf., 2.
Flowers white, irregularly marked with gray, and
spotted with purple ; lip deep yellow.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 377

Ponthieva petiolata Lodd. Cab., 760,

B. C., 1190.

These plants should be grown in peat, leaf mould, and
potsherds, with good drainage.

In the resting season they should be removed to the
cooler house, and have very little water.

Preptanthe.

A name proposed for the deciduous species of Cal-
anthe.

Prescottia. Lindley.

Name in honor of John Prescott, a botanist of St. Petersburg.
There is nothing desirable in this genus.

Prescottia colorans. B. R., 22, 1916.
P. plantaginia. Lodd. Cab., 990.
P.plantaginifolia. Hook Ex., 115.

Promenaea. Lindley. Epiphyte.

For npojuei/etcc, a prophetess of Dodona.

B. Promencsa titrina. Brazil.

Flowers rich yellow, with dark crimson at base of the

HP.

C. Promencea Rollinsonii. Brazil.
Flowers pale yellow, produced in autumn.

C. Promencsa stapelioides. Brazil.

Flowers green and yellow ; lip blackish purple, in July,
August, and September.



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These plants are more curious than showy. They
may be grown in pots in peat in either house with the
same treatment as Paphinia.

R.

Eenanthera. Loureiro. Epiphyte.

Name from ren, a kidney, and anthera, an anther.
C. Renanthera arachnitis. Japan. Lindley.
SYNS. Epidendrum Flos aeris (Linn.).
Limodorum Flos aeris (Schwartz).
Aerides arachnitis (Schwartz).
Arachnis moschifera (Blume).

Flowers creamy white and purple, somewhat resembling
a spider.

This species is more correctly Arachnis moschifera,
which see.

B. Renanthera coccinea. Cochin China.

Sert. Bot, 7. B. M., 2997, 2998.

War. Orch., 2, 37. B. R., 1131.

Pax. Mag., 4, 49.

Sepals pale scarlet, irregularly marked with deeper
scarlet ; petals vivid scarlet, banded with white ; lip yel-
low, marked with scarlet. A very showy plant, but very
difficult to bloom ; it does not flower until very strong,
and seems to require much light and sun.

B. Renanthera Lowii. Borneo . . Bat. 2d Cen., 161.

War. Orch., 2, 4.
B. M. ? 5475.

A rare Orchid, with broad, dark green foliage, thick,
fleshy roots, and flower-spikes six to twelve feet long,



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 379

with two kinds of flowers, two at the base of the spike
tawny yellow, spotted with crimson ; the others reddish
brown, with lines of greenish yellow. This species does
not bloom until it becomes large.

C. Renanthera matutina. Manilla . . B. R., 1843, 41.

Pes., 12.
Flowers small, scarlet, shaded with yellow ; very bright

and pretty, looking like some gorgeous insect.

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These plants are long growing, and should be grown

on long blocks.

They should have plenty of light, the stem and leaves
be kept almost dry, and the roots moist, and should have
plenty of heat.

They are all somewhat difficult to bloom ; and the
secret seems to be to give the plant violent changes in
treatment, and thus force it to break into bloom.



Restrepia. fatnth. Epiphyte.

Meaning unknown.
Restrepia antennifera. Colombia .... I. H., 641.

A pretty little plant, with curious, many-colored flowers,
and well worthy of cultivation.

Upper sepals white, streaked with purple ; lower, red-
dish crimson, dotted with blackish purple ; petals like
antennae.

Restrepia ekgans. Caracas . . . . Fl. des Ser., 743.

B. M., 5966.

Another pretty species, with small bright flowers,
marked somewhat like the last, but with more yellow.



380 ORCHIDS.

Restrepia punctata. SYN. of Restrepia elegans.

These plants are of easy culture in the cool house ;
they should be potted in peat and moss, and kept moist.
All bloom in summer very freely.

Rodriguezia. Ruiz and Pavon. Epiphyte.

Dedicated to the botanist Rodrigues.

C. Rodriguezia planif olia. Brazil . . . B. M., 3504.
Flowers yellow, shaded with green ; very fragrant.

B. Rodriguezia secunda. Trinidad . . . B. M., 3524.
SYNS. Rodriguezia lanceolata. B. R., 930.

Pleurothallis cocdnea (Hooker). Lodd. Cab.,

676.

Flowers on a slender stalk ; color beautiful scarlet red.

Rodriguezia secunda carnea has less brilliant flowers.

The following are species :

Rodriguezia Barkerii. B. M., 3497.

R. crispa. B. R., 26, 54.

R. lanceolata. Ruiz and Pavon. Lodd. Cab., 676.

R. laxiflora.

R. maculata.

R. recurva. SYN. Gomezia recurva. Lodd. Cab., 660.

These plants should be grown in well-drained pots, ex-
cept secunda, which does better on a block with moss.
They require a moist, hot temperature.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 381

Saocolabium. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from saccus, a bag, and labium, a lip.
A. Saccolabium ampullaceum. Sylhet. Lind. Sert., 17.

B. M., 5595.
Bat. 2d Cen., 186.
Pax. Mag., 13, 49.

A slow-growing species, but of easy culture. Foliage
about five inches long and very thick. Flower-stalks
erect, shorter than the leaves ; flowers rosy pink, very
close set. Blooms in May.

A. Saccolabium ampullaceum Moulmeinense. Moulmein.

F. M, 393.

A very beautiful variety. Foliage spotted with brown
on the under side. Flowers rich deep rose.

B. Saccolabium bigibbum. Aracan . . . B. M., 5767.
A pretty small-growing species. Flowers on a short

drooping spike, twelve or fifteen" in number, pale yellow j
lip white, with fringed edge. Blooms in autumn.

A. Saccolabium Blumei. Java Pes., 21.

Sert. O., 47.
I. H., 545.

Sepals and petals beautiful violet and white ; lip a
deeper shade of the same color, with white tip.

Saccolabium Blumei majus, a variety with larger flowers
and of stronger growth. Blooms in August and Septem-
ber.

Saccolabium Blumei Dayi is a very free-flowering vari-
ety, with longer spikes. Flowers white, spotted with
purple.



382 ORCHIDS.

B. Saccolabium Calceolaria. East Indies.

SYN. Aerides Calceolaria (Smith). Pax. Mag., 6, 97.
Perianth yellow, marked with round purple spots ; lip
white, marked with yellow and crimson at the base.

A. Saccolabium curvifolium. Java . B. M., 5326.

B. R., 1847, 58.

Bat. 2d Cen., 130.

I. H., 49, 3-

Flowers bright vermilion. Will thrive on a block with-
out moss. A charming little plant, with very rich flowers.
It requires more heat than most of the species. We grow
it in a basket, in the hottest part of the house. Known
also as Saccolabium miniatum.

The varieties Saccolabium cunnfolium luteum, aurantia-
cum, and splendent differ only in color or intensity of color
of flower. All bloom in early spring.

Saccolabium Dayanum. SYN. of Saccolabiiim Blumei Dayi.

A. Saccolabium denticulatum. Sylhet. B. M., 4772.

Pax. Mag., 7, 145.

Perianth greenish yellow, plentifully marked with brown ;
lip large, yellow, edged with white.

\. Saccolabium furcatum. Java.

A pretty but rare species, resembling Saccolabium gut-
tatum. Flowers white, spotted with rose.

A. Saccolabium giganteum. Burmah. B. M., 5635.

Jen. Orch., 8.
Fl.desSer., 17 68, as
Vanda densiflora.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 383

Flowers very large, in long, close, pendent racemes,
delightfully fragrant, creamy white, spotted with am-
ethyst; lip rich purple. A plant of slow growth, but
very free-blooming when it gets to any size. The flowers
last two months in perfection, and perfume the whole
house. Blooms from December to March.

A. Saccolabium guttatum. East Indies . B. M., 4108.
SYNS. Aerides retusum (Swartz). B. R., 1443.

Aerides guttatum (Roxburg) . Wight, I nd .,

Epidendrum retusum (Linn .). 1 7 45 .

Limodorum retusum (Swartz).
Sarcanthus guttatus (Lindley).

Perianth white, marked with violet-rose ; lip rosy crim-
son. The racemes are often fifteen inches long, densely
set with the rich blossoms.

Saccolabium guttatum giganteum is a very fine variety of
a beautiful plant. The foliage is longer and the flowers
of more decided colors and larger.

Saccolabium guttatum Holfordianum . War. Orch., 2, 18.
A magnificent variety, with very long leaves and ra-
cemes. Flowers blush, spotted with purple ; lip rich
crimson. This lovely species is of very easy culture, and
seldom fails to bloom freely.

A. Saccolabium Harrisonianum. Pulo Copang.

B. M, 5433-

Flowers pure white, very fragrant. A fine species,
allied to Saccolabium violaceum ; free-blooming, and very
desirable, blooming in midwinter, the flowers lasting two
months in perfection.



384 ORCHIDS.

A. Saccolabium Huttoni. Java . . . . B. M., 5681.
A new species, much resembling Saccolabium ampulla-

ceum. Flowers large, on erect spikes, bright rosy purple,
with lip of a deeper shade.

C. Saccolabium micranthum. Sylhet.

Perianth violet ; lip deep rose. The flowers are small,
but pretty.

Saccolabium miniatum. SYN. of Saccolabium curvifolium.

B. Saccolabium papillosum. Malabar . . B. R., 1552.

SYNS. Aerides undulatum (Smith).

Cymbidium prcemcrsum (Swartz).
Epidendrum pr&morsum (Roxburg).
Vanda congesta.

Perianth creamy white, with purple rays; lip small,
white. Flower fragrant.

A. Saccolabium prcemorsum. East Indies.

SYN. Aerides prcemors a (Willd.).

Flowers white, beautifully marked with delicate rosy
lilac.

A. Saccolabium retusum. Java . . Fl. des Ser., 1463.
A stout-growing species, producing in early spring long
spikes of white flowers, spotted with delicate rose.

Saccolabium rubrum. SYN. of Saccolabium ampullaceum.

A. Saccolabium violaceum. Manilla . . War. Orch., 14.

A beautiful plant, of free growth, blooming about

Christmas, and bearing a profusion of long racemes of



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 38$

white flowers, spotted with mauve and rose ; lip dark
mauve. This species is delightfully fragrant, and lasts
in beauty two or three months. We grow it in a basket,
as thus the drooping spikes show to better advantage. It
is one of the most beautiful of Orchids.

Saccolabium Wightianum. SYN. of Aerides Wightii.

These plants should be grown like Aerides, either on
blocks or in pots or baskets. They demand the same
general treatment ; are propagated in the same way. The
foliage is very ornamental. All the species are worth
growing, and a collection can hardly have too many Sac*
colabiums.

Sarcanthus. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from <rop, flesh, and &v8o$, flower.
Sarcanthus ermaceus. Moulmein . . Bat. 2d Cen., 193.

B. M., 5630.

A very pretty little species, with pink and white flow-
ers ; lip with purple markings. The flowers are freely
produced, on drooping spikes, but the plant is very slow-
growing, and does not bloom well until of some size.

C. Sarcanthus paniculatus. China . . . B. R., 220.
SYNS. Aerides paniculatum.

Vanda paniculata.

Flowers yellow, with two blood-red rays along the centre
of the petals and sepals ; lip yellow.

C. Sarcanthus rostratus. China . . . . B. R., 981.

SYN. Vanda recurva (Hooker).
Perianth orange, edged with blood-red ; lip violet
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386 ORCHIDS.

C. Sarcanthus tcretifolius. China . . . B. M., 3571.

SYN. Vanda teretifolia (Lindley).

Perianth yellowish green, with three blood-red rays
along the segments ; lip white, edged with violet.

These plants may be grown in pots, on blocks, or in
wooden baskets. They need plenty of heat and copious
waterings. During the resting season they should be re-
moved to the cooler part of the house, and kept almost
dry.

Sarcochilus. Brown. Epiphyte.

Name from rrcp|, flesh, and x e *^ os > a lip-
C. Sarcochilus wiguiculatus. Manilla.

.Flowers pale yellow; the lateral lobes of the lip are
white, striped with crimson, the middle lobe spotted with
crimson ; cultivated as prescribed for Burlingtonia.

Sarcopodium.

This genus is now referred to Bolbophyllum.
The only showy species is Sarcopodium Lobbii, known
also as Bolbophyllum Lobbii, and B. Henshalli, which
see. Card. Mag., 269.

M. O. P., 3.
B. M., 4532.

Sauroglossum. Lindley.. Terrestrial.

Name from travpos, a lizard, and yXwo-ffa, a tongue.
Sauroglossum elatum B. R., 1618.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 387

Scaphiglottis. Poeppig. Epiphyte.

Scaphiglottis violacea B. R., 1901.

B. M., 4071.

Scaphiglottis pendula ....... P. and E., 98.

There is nothing to recommend to the amateur in
these two genera.

Schomburgkia. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Dedicated to Schomburgk.
B. Schomburgkia crispa. Demerara . B. R., 30, 23.

Sert. O., tab. 10.

Flowers brownish yellow ; lip white, marked with lilac
and edged with sulphur-yellow.

B. Schomburgkia Lyonsi. Jamaica . Fl. des Ser., 2130.

B. M., 5172.

Flower white, marked with reddish purple ; lip edged
with yellow.

B. Schomburgkia marginata. Surinam . B. M., 3729.

Sert. O., 13.

Flowers deep orange, edged with yellow ; lip delicate
lilac.

A. Schomburgkia tibicinis. ' Honduras.

B. M., 4476. B. R., 31, 30 var.

Bat., tab. n. Fl. des Ser., 49 var.
Perianth lilac outside ; chocolate inside ; lip white out-
side ; inside edged with lilac ; lateral lobes shaded yel-



388 ORCHIDS.

low, and marked with lilac; the middle lobe has a yellow
spot, very delicately marked with lilac.

A. Schomburgkia undulata. La Guayra.

Pes., 32.

War. Orch., 2, 21.
B. R., 1845, 53.

Perianth beautiful purple ; edges wavy ; lip small ; pur-
ple-violet.

This species resembles crispa, but differs in the size
and deeper color of the flowers.

These plants are best grown on blocks well covered
with moss. They require a good supply of heat and
moisture in the growing season, but during the long pe-
riod of rest require to be kept cool. They must be well
grown or they will not flower.

Scuticaria. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from scutica, a whip.

B. Scuticaria Dodgsoni. Demerara.

Leaves dark green, terete ; spike two-flowered ; flowers
brown and yellow ; lip white, marked with rose and yel-
low. A rare plant.

A. Scuticaria Hadwenii. Rio Janeiro. Fl. des Ser., 731.

B. M., 4629.

Very much resembles Scuticaria Steelii, but the flowers
are more erect and a few inches higher ; lip white, lighted
with deep rose.

Known also as Bifrenaria Hadwenii.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 389

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C. Scuticaria Steelii. Demerara . . . . B. R., 1986.

The flowers proceed from the bottom of the bulb, and
are creamy yellow, spotted with brownish crimson.

These plants are best grown on blocks, with a little
moss ; they are of easy culture, but require to be kept
warm and moist. The flowers, which are more curious
than beautiful, are freely produced. Propagated by di-
vision.

Selenipedium. Lindley.

A proposed genus for Cypripedinum caridum (Pearcei),
caudatitm, Icevigatum, and Schliimii.



Sobralia. Ruiz and Pavon. Terrestrial.

For F. M. Sobral, a Spanish botanist.

B. Sobralia decora. Guatemala . . . Bat, tab. 26.

Reich. Xen., 30.
Flowers small, but produced for a long time.

A. Sobralia dichotoma. New Granada. Ruiz and Pavon.
Flowers pure white, in bunches ; they are large and of

great substance.

B. Sobralia fragrans. New Granada . . B. M., 4882.
Flowers pale yellow ; lip brighter yellow ; very fra-
grant.

A. Sobralia liliastrum. Bahia . . . Sert. O., tab. 29.

Perianth white ; lip deep rose.

There is a variety with lip golden yellow, and perianth


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