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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390 ORCHIDS.

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A. Sobralia macrnntha. Guatemala. M. O. P., 2.

B. M., 4446.

Pax. Mag., 14, 241.

Bat, tab. 37.

Fl. des Sen, 669.

Perianth violet-purple ; lip large, of same color, with
yellow spot, edged with white. The flowers are six inches
across.

Sobralia macrantha splendens

Has darker flowers than the species, but not so large.
This is often called " Woolley's variety;" it is of dwarf
growth, and the flowers are among the most showy of
Orchids. We have a plant two feet in diameter, which is
magnificent when in bloom.

Sobralia Ruckeri. New Granada . . Reich. Xen., 142.
Flowers large ; sepals and petals dark mauve ; lip
crimson, with white centre. This species produces four
flowers in a spike, which, unlike those of other species,
all expand at the same time. A rare plant.

C. Sobralia sessilis. Guiana . . . . B. M., 4570.

B. R., 1841, 17.

M. O. P., i.

Perianth rose ; lip of a deeper shade. Flowers remain
in perfection only a few hours.

These plants should be grown in large, deep, well-
drained pots, in either the East Indian or the Mexican
house, in rough peat, with copious waterings during
growth, but very little when at rest. Propagated by
division.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 391

Sophronitis. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from <r4>poj/a, modest.

C. Sophronitis cernua. Rio Janeiro . . B. M., 3677.

B. R., 1129.

Flowers carmine; lip same color; yellow shading,
small, in bunches, in winter.

Sophronitis coccinea. Brazil.

Flowers three inches in diameter; sepals and petals
brilliant scarlet ; lip yellow, with vermilion bars.

A. Sophronitis grandiflora. Rio Janeiro.

B. R., 1919, as Cat- M. O. P., i.

tkya. Fl. des Ser., 19, 1716.

Jen. Orch., 5. Sert. O., tab. 5.

F. M., 329. B. M., 3709.

Flowers large, bright scarlet, the lateral lobes tinted
with yellow. Blooms in November and December.

C. Sophronitis violacea. Rio Janeiro . B. R., 1840, 18.
Flowers violet, marked with lilac. Easily distinguished
by its numerous dry and scaly bracts.

The two first species should be grown on blocks, with
moss ; care must be taken not to keep them too wet or
dry ; the plants are small, and need constant attention.

During the resting season they should have but very
little water, but should never be allowed to dry. The
last-named species may be grown in a pot with moss.



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Specklinia. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name for Rudolph Specklin.
There is nothing to recommend in this genus.

Stanhopea. Hooker. Epiphyte.

Dedicated to Earl Stanhope.
B. Stanhopea aurea. Guatemala.

Sepals clear orange, marked with purple ; petals a
deeper shade of the same color marked with deeper pur-
ple ; lip deep orange, with a purple spot on each side.
Flowers large and fragrant.

B. Stanhopea Barkerii.

This is a variety of Stanhopea Wardii, without the
eyes ; the lip is delicate white ; flower very fragrant.

B. Stanhopea Bucephalus. Quito . . M. O. P., 2.

SYNS. Epidendrum grandiflorum B. R., 1845, 24.

(Humboldt and Bonplan). B. M., 5278.
Anguloa grandiflora.

Flowers pale yellow, with two black eyes at the base of
each petal \ crimson marking on the sepals j lip deep yel-
low j very fragrant.

B. Stanhopea Cavendishii. Peru.
Flowers white, marked with purple.

B. Stanhopea Devoniensis. Mexico . Fl. des Ser., 974.
SYNS. Stanhopea maculosa Sert. Orch., i.

(Lodd. Cab.).
Anguloa Hernanderii (Kunth).



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 393

Flowers yellow, with brownish crimson spots ; lip white }
with deep purple blotches.

B. Stanhopea ecornuta. Central America. Fl. des Ser., 181.

B. M., 4885.

Sepals and petals white, delicately spotted with yellow-
ish red at the top ; petals much smaller than the sepals ;
lip orange-yellow, shading to pure white, without the
horns so prominent in other species.

B. Stanhopea eburnea. Brazil . . B. M., 3359.
SYN. Stanhopea grandiflora B. R., 1529.
(Lindley). I. H, 531.

Maund, Bot., 4, 176.

Perianth ivory white ; lip varies in color j very fra-
grant.

Stanhopea grandiflora. Trinidad.

Perianth and lip pure white ; whole flower very large.

B. Stanhopea graveolens. Peru . . Fl. des Ser., 69, 70.
Perianth delicate pale yellow ; lip beautiful egg-yellow,
shading to ivory white, delicately marked with purple.
The perfume of this species is so strong as to be dis-
agreeable.

B. Stanhopea guttulata or guttata. Peru. Lem. Jard., 309.
Perianth nankeen-yellow, covered as well as the lip
with small crimson dots.

Stanhopea inodora. Mexico . . . B. R., 1845, ta ^- 65.

M. O. P., i.
Flowers pale straw color ; upper part of lip deep



394 ORCHIDS.

orange-yellow. Flowers without perfume. Stanhopea
amotna is probably a variety of this species.

B. Stanhopea insignis. Brazil . . . B. M., 2948, 2949.

B. R, 1837.

Lodd. Cab., 1985.

Sert. Bot., 7.

Sepals pale yellow, marked with purplish red ; petals
pale yellow, with brownish spots ; lip white, marked with
blood-red.

The following are good varieties of this species :
Stanhopea insignis atrorubens.
S. insignis leucochila.
S. insignis major.
S. insignis ptinctata.
S. insignis spedosa.
S. insignis stiperba.

B. Stanhopea maculosa. Mexico . . . FI. Cab., 121.
This plant is only a variety of Stanhopea tigrina, with
smaller flowers and different markings.

B. Stanhopea Lindleyana. Brazil.

Flowers white, slightly rosy, plentifully marked with
rings of crimson and brown.

A. Stanhopea Martiana. Mexico . M. O. P., 5.

Bat, i, 27.

Fl. des Sen, 2 1 12.

Sepals and petals straw-colored, spotted with red ; lip
ivory-white.

A. Stanhopea Martiana bicolor. Oaxaca. B. R., 1843, 44.
Flowers pure white, richly but sparsely marked with
crimson ; large and fragrant.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 395

B. Stanhopea oculata. Mexico . . . . B. M., 5300.

SYN. Ceratochilus oculatus. B. R., 1800.

Flowers yellow, spotted with small purple rings ; lip

with a large spot somewhat resembling an eye on each

lobe.

Stanhopea oculata Barkeriana.

This plant resembles Stanhopea msignis, with the lip of
Stanhopea oculata.

B. Stanhopea quadricornis. Central America.

M. O. P, 3.

B. R., 1838, 5.

Sepals yellow, marked with red ; lip rose-carmine at
the base, shading through greenish white to a yellow tip.

B. Stanhopea Ruckeri. Mexico . . . Lem. Jard., 375.
This species resembles Stanhopea Wardii, but is paler
in color, has much more white, and is spotted.

B. Stanhopea saccata. Guatemala .... Bat, 15.
Perianth pale greenish yellow ; lip ivory-white at the
tip, the centre drawn into the form of a sack, of a deep
orange-yellow. The odor is even stronger than Stan-
hopea graveolens.

B. Stanhopea saccata violacea. Bahia.

This is a fine variety of the preceding. The sack, in-
stead of being yellow, is a beautiful deep violet ; perfume
pleasant.

A. Stanhopea tigrina. Mexico . . . M. O. P., 4.

B. M., 4197.
B. R., 1839, i.
Bat., 7.



396 ORCHIDS.

Sepals large, deep, nankeen yellow ; petals narrow, the
same color ; both covered with large, irregular orange-
red spots ; lip yellow, with deep purple, chocolate spots.
Flowers very large and fragrant.

Stanhopea tigrina lutescens. A fine variety from Guate-
mala. Flowers brilliant yellow or orange, barred with
deep chocolate.

Stanhopea tigrina superba . . . Fl. des Ser., 713715.
A variety with deeper colors than the species, and
spotted with reddish violet, producing the largest flowers
of the genus.

A. Stanhopea virginalis. Bahia.

Flowers large, pure white, smelling like orange-blos-
soms, and remaining long in perfection.

B. Stanhopea Wardii. La Guayra . Fl. Cab., 90.

B. M., 5289.
Sert. O., tab. 20.

Perianth dull yellow, with brown spots ; lip red, yellow,
and orange.

All the plants of this genus are worthy of a place in a
collection. The flowers are produced several together,
on spikes from the bottom of the bulbs. The plants
should be grown in shallow hanging baskets filled with
coarse peat, moss, and charcoal, with plenty of space
between the bars of the baskets for the flower-stalks to
push out.

Care should be taken not to rot the young shoots by
water, which from their shape they easily retain.

During the long rest which they require, they should



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 397

be kept almost dry at the roots. The flowers are usually
produced in summer and autumn, and remain only a few
days in perfection. These plants should not be repotted
oftener than once in three or four years ; but when the
masses of pseudo-bulbs grow large, the plants flower bet-
ter if they are broken up.

Stenia. Linden and Reichenbach. Epiphyte.

Name from erev^s, narrow, from the form of the pollinia.
A. Stenia fimbriata. New Granada . . . I. H., 3, 80.
A very showy plant (without pseudo-bulbs), with long,
narrow, dark-green leaves. Flowers on slender scapes
from base of foliage, bright yellow, with paler lip, beauti-
fully fringed and spotted with carmine. Blooms in sum-
mer.

Stenia pallida. Demerara B. R., 24, 20.

Flowers yellowish white, spotted with red.

These plants require the same treatment as Masdevallias.

Stelis, Stenocoryne, Stenorhynchus.

These genera (all except Stenorhynchus epiphytes) offer
little worthy the attention of the amateur.

Thunia. Reichenbach. Terrestrial.

Name in compliment to Von Thun.

A. Thunia alba. India Pax. Mag., 5, 125.

SYN. Phajus albus. B. R., 1838, 33.

B. M., 3991.



398 ORCHIDS.

This plant has already been described under its former
name, Phajus. It is a deciduous plant, producing terminal
racemes of pure white flowers, with lines of lilac, just as
growth has finished. The foliage is glaucous green, and
when well grown the flowers are large, making it a most
effective plant.

A. Thunia Bensonice. Moulmein . . . Jen. Orch., 35.

B. M., 5694.

This is a stouter- growing species than Thunia alba, but
not so tall. It resembles it in foliage, but the flowers are
lilac-purple ; lip rich purple, crested with bright yellow.
A very beautiful Orchid.

Thunia nivalis is a pure white variety of Thunia alba.

These plants should be potted in coarse fibrous peat,
with a little silver sand, and with good drainage, when
the buds swell at the base of the pseudo-bulbs. They
should then be placed in the warmest house, and have an
abundance of water. After blooming, gradually reduce
the supply of water until the leaves fall ; then remove the
plants to the cooler house, and only give enough water
to keep the stems from shriveling.

They are easily propagated by division or by cutting
up the stem just when growth is completed, and rooting
the pieces in slight bottom heat, like ordinary cuttings.

Trichocentrum. Poeppig and Endlicher. Epiphyte.

Name from 0/w', a hair, and Kfvrpov, a spur, from the long, narrow
spur of the labellum.

A. Trichocentrum atropurpureum. Rio Negro.

B. M., 5688.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 399

An exceedingly pretty plant. Petals maroon-brown
inside, yellowish green outside; lip large, white with two
bright purple spots. There are two varieties, one with
very broad, the other with a narrow lip.

C. Trichocentrum fuscum. Mexico . . . B. M., 3969.

B. R., 1951.

A species with very dark foliage ; brownish yellow
flowers, with white lip, marked with dull red.

A. Trichocentrum tigrinum. Brazil.

A rare species. Flowers very large, maroon purple ;
lip very large, white, with orange base.

There are many other species, chiefly interesting to the
botanist. These plants should be grown on blocks or in
small baskets, in a moderate temperature ; they bloom
freely, and require little care.

Trichopilia. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from Qpl, hair, and iriXiov, a little hat.

B. Trichopilia Candida. Mexico.

Flowers wholly white ; lip drawn out into a long horn ;
very fragrant. Pilumna fragrans is sometimes called Tri-
chopilia Candida.

B. Trichopilia coccinea. New Granada. Pax. Fl. G., 54.

Card. Mag., 185.

Fl. des Ser., 1490.

Lem. Jard., 184.

Sepals and petals brownish and yellow ; lip deep crim-
son, with a narrow edge of white.



4OO ORCHIDS.

A. Trichopilia crispa. Costa Rica . War. Orch., 5.

B. M., 4857, as

coccinea.

Bat. 2d Cen., 115.
Fl. des Ser., 1925.

A larger plant than the last, but resembling it in
growth. The spike is pendulous, producing two or three
flowers, rich port wine color, sometimes edged with white ;
lip crisped, deeply lobed, rosy crimson inside, but white
outside. The same bulb produces two crops of flowers.
There are fine varieties.

Trichopilia fragrans. SYN. of Pilumna fragrans.

B. Trichopilia Galeottiana. Mexico.

Flowers large, white or straw-color ; lip light pink, suf-
fused with yellow, and margined with white ; sepals and
petals not twisted.

Trichopilia hymenantha. New Granada . Reich. Xen., 7

B. M., 5949.

This is the most delicate of the genus. The foliage is
long, narrow, recurved, the raceme six to eight-flowered ;
sepals and petals white ; lip broad white, speckled with
blood-red.

C. Trichopilia laxa. Mexico . . . . B. R., 1846, 57.
A species with dark green foliage, mottled with brown-
ish spots, and half erect spikes of three to five flowers,
which are greenish white, tinged with purple, with creamy
white lip.



ORCHIDS. 4OI

A. Trichopilia lepida. Costa Rica . . . F. M., 2, 98.
A species of recent introduction and very rare. The
plant bears a strong resemblance to Trichopilia crispa, the
flowers are pale lilac-pink, margined with white, the cen-
tre of the lip orange.

Trichopilia marginata. SYN. of Trichopilia coccinea.

C. Trichopilia picta. Chiapas I. H., 225.

Flowers pale yellow, spotted with brown.

A. Trichopilia suavis. Central America. Bat. 2d Cen., 164.

Pax. Fl. G., ii.

B. M., 4654.

Fl. des Ser., 761.

I. H., 200.

Lem. Jard., 227.

Flowers large, perianth pale nankeen-yellow ; lip white,
very large, richly marked with clear lilac, with delicate
transverse yellow line in the centre. A beautiful plant,
very fragrant. Blooms in March and April. There are
many varieties varying much in color ; of our plants
scarce two are alike.

B. Trichopilia tortilis. Mexico . . Maund, Bot, 122.

B. M., 3739.
B. R., 1863.
Fl. Cab., 101.

Perianth brownish yellow, twisted like a corkscrew ; lip
white, spotted with red. There are two varieties Tri-
chopilia punctata and T. rubra both worthy a place in
collections. This species blooms at different seasons,
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402 ORCHIDS.

and by having several plants flowers may be had all the
time.

B. Trichopilia Turialvce. Costa Rica. Bat. 2d Cen., 162.

B. M., 5550.

This species somewhat resembles in color Trichopilia
picta. The flower is yellowish white ; lip deeper yellow,
spotted with red.

There are other species and new are constantly dis-
covered. Some are dull-colored and small-flowered, but
most are well worthy of cultivation.

These plants should be grown in the cool house, in
well drained pots, with peat, with not much water at the
roots at any time. They will also do well on cork, with
moss. If grown in pots they should be well elevated
above the rim, as thus the drooping flowers appear to
better advantage.

Trigonidium. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name from rpiywvov, a triangle, and e?5oy, resemblance.

Trigonidium obtusum B. R., 1923.

This genus affords no plants of interest.

Uropedium. Lindley. Terrestrial.

Name from ovpd, a tail, and tr&iov, slipper.

A. Uropedium Lindenii. Colombia . Pes., 2.

Reich. Xen., 15.

This plant somewhat resembles Cypripedium caudatum.
The colors are generally dull yellowish white or green,



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 403

with veins of purple. The remarkable feature of the
plant is the prolongation of the petals and lip to the ex-
traordinary length of eighteen inches. The plant requires
the same general culture as Cypripedhim, but must at times
have plenty of water. Its resting season is very short, and
it must never be allowed to dry up. The flower comes
from the centre of the leaves, after growth is completed.

I
Vanda. Brown. Epiphyte.

The Indian name.

A. Vanda Batemanii. Philippines . M. O. P., i.

B. R., 1846, 59.

Fl. des Ser., 1921.

A magnificent plant. The flowers are yellow, sprinkled
with crimson spots ; the back of the sepals and petals
beautiful purple-rose shading to violet. Blooms in sum-
mer.

A. Vanda Bensonia. Rangoon . . Bat. 2d Cen., 192.

B. M., 5611.

A very pretty species, producing flowers of medium
size, white outside, olive-green, dotted with red, inside \
lip white and purple ; flower-spikes many -flowered ; blos-
soms peculiarly fragrant. The roots of this species are
thicker than any other.

B. Vanda Cathcartii. India . . . Fl. des Ser., 1251.

F. M., 2, 66. Jen. Orch., 10.

I. H., 187. B. M, 5845-

Flowers large and fleshy, chocolate-brown and yellow.
A plant of rambling growth, and inferior to many of the
genus.



404 ORCHIDS.

A. Vanda ccerulea. East Indies . . Fl. des Ser., 609.
I. H., 246. Pax. Fl. G., 36.

Lem. Jard., 102. M. O. P., 2.
War. Orch., 18. Jen. Orch., 34.

Pes., 29.

Flowers large, four inches in diameter, delicate blue
lip short, of a deeper blue. Blooms in autumn. This is
one of the loveliest of Orchids. Well executed as the
pictures of it are, they fail to give a just idea of its
beauty, which indeed no words can describe. No collec-
tion should be without this charming plant. It blooms
freely and grows well, but does not require as much heat
as the other species. We grow our plants in baskets, in
preference to pots. Large plants are very scarce.

A. Vanda ccerulescens. Burmah . . B. M., 5834 (very

badly colored).

A little gem of a plant. Foliage narrow. Flowers
on a very long spike, lilac-blue, with rich deep-blue lip.
The individual flowers are small, but the spike is many-
flowered, and the colors are very 'attractive. Grow in a
basket suspended from the roof, in the warmest house.

Vanda congesta. See Saccolabium pappillosum.

A. Vanda cristata. Nepaul B. R., 28, 48.

B. M., 4304.

M. O. P., 3.

Perianth white, tinted with green ; lip very large, yel-
lowish white, striped with brownish purple. Blooms from
March to July.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 405

A. Vanda Denisoniana. Burmah . . . B. M. x 5811.

I. H., 3, 150.

The flowers are produced on short racemes, are five
or six in number, very fleshy, about two inches in diam-
eter, pure white, tinged with green, with faint orange at
the base of the lip.

Vanda densiflora. SYN. of Saccolabium giganteum.

C. Vanda furva. East Indies . . . . B. R., 1844, 42.
SYNS. Angrczcum furvum (Rum- B. M., 3416, as

phius).

Cym&idi!tmfurvum(Wi\lderiovf). V. unicolor.
Epidendrum furvum (Linn.).
Flowers brownish copper-color, with rose lip.

A. Vanda gigantea. East Indies. Lindley.

SYN. Vanda Lindley ana. Bat. 2d Cen., 142.

B. M., 5189.
I. H., 277.

Flowers large, deep yellow, with cinnamon-brown
blotches. The leaves of this plant are very thick and
massive, and the whole effect is majestic. As the plants
get larger, they will prove the most imposing of Orchids.

B. Vanda Griffithii. East Indies. Griffith.

Flowers yellowish brown inside, checkered ; lip lilac,
marked at the base with deep yellow spots. Flowers
small, in a corymb.

A. Vanda helvola. Java. Blume.

Flowers large, wine-red, shading to pale purple, with
lateral lobes of a deeper purple.



406 ORCHIDS.

Vanda Hookeri. India.

A plant resembling a small form of Vanda teres. It is
in cultivation, but has not yet bloomed.

A. Vanda insignis. Moluccas .... Jen. Orch., 46.

B. M, 5759.

Flowers copper-brown, spotted with rich red, yellowish
on the outside ; lip large, white, with rich purple red
centre. A very beautiful and fragrant species.

R. Vanda lamellata. Philippines . . B. R., 1838, 125.
Flowers pale yellow, striped with dull red.

A. Vanda limbata. Java B. M., 6173.

A species nearly related to Vanda insignis, but distinct
in foliage, form of lip, and color of flower. Spike erect,
of medium length, ten or twelve flowered. Flowers two'
inches in diameter, cinnamon-color, tesselated with golden
border ; lip pale lilac. A rare species.

Vanda Lowii. SYN. of Renanthera Lowii.
Vanda parviflora. SYN. of Aerides Wightii.

A. Vanda Roxburghii. East Indies. B. M., 2245, 3416,
SYNS. Vanda tesselata. var. unicolor.

Cymbidium tesselatum. SYN. V.furva.

B. R., 506.
Fl. des Ser., 2, n.
Sert. Bot., 7.

Flowers white, but varying much in color ; lip purple.
There are two varieties, one having a much deeper col-
ored lip.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST 4O/

A. Vanda suavis. East Indies . . . Pes., 8.

Bat. 2d Cen., 125. B. M., 5174.

Fl. des Ser., 1604. J en . Orch., 23.

Perianth white outside, tinted with rosy carmine ; lip
lilac, tipped with white. Flowers very fragrant. A very
beautiful plant. It blooms generally in spring, but often
at other seasons. Of free growth, easy culture, and ex-
quisitely beautiful, it is a most desirable plant. There
are many varieties, all good.

A. Vanda teres. Sylhet B. M., 4014.

Pax. Mag., 5, 193. B. R., 1809.

Flowers blood-red, bordered with white ; lip veined
with yellow and spotted with crimson. This species is
difficult to flower. It should be kept almost dry during
the winter. Does bast on a block of wood plunged in a
pot. The stems look like green quills. Flowers four
inches in diameter, and exquisitely beautiful.

Vanda teres Andersoni. A variety with richer colored
flowers, and more free in producing them.

Vanda tesselata. SYN. of Vanda Roxburghii.

Pax. Mag., 7, 265.

A. Vanda tricolor. Manilla .... Pes., 42.

Pax. Fl. G., 42. B. M., 4432.

War. Orch., 2, 30. B. R., 1847.

Lem. Jard., 136. Fl. des Ser., 641.

Perianth white outside, pale yellow or white, richly
spotted with purple, inside ; lip deep violet, marked with
white ; flowers large. Of this lovely plant there are
many varieties, some of surpassing beauty, and all good.
We know of fifteen well defined. They differ in shades of



408 ORCHIDS.

color, intensity of lip and size, and profusion of flower.
The most distinct are Vanda tricolor Dodgsoni, superba,
multiflora, and Russelliana.

Our largest plant is never out of bloom, and has this
last year had forty flowers at a time.

Vanda violacea. SYN. of Saccolabium violaceum.

These plants require to be treated like Aerides. Their
season of rest is ordinarily in the winter, when they should
be kept cooler and have less water than during the grow-
ing season. They thrive well in large, deep wooden bas-
kets, in moss and potsherds. We grow the small plants
in hanging baskets, the larger in Orchid pots. Being
natives of hot countries, they need the hottest house, but
we find they do not require as high a temperature as
most growers give them, and in our warmest house the
thermometer frequently falls to fifty at night, the plants
seeming to thrive better for this same cool treatment.

Vanilla. Plumier. Epiphyte.

Name from the Spanish.

Lodd. Cab., 733.

The species, Vanilla aromatica and planifolia, are grown
not so much for the flowers, which are insignificant, as to
obtain the fruit by artificial impregnation, which is easily
performed. The plants are best grown in pots in peat
and leaf mould, and should be trained to wires and al-
lowed to droop from the rafters. They should have heat
and moisture during the growing season.

Vanilla hitescens. La Guayra . . . Fl. des Ser., 2218.
A newly introduced and very rare plant ; petals and



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 409

sepals greenish yellow ; lip very bright yellow ; flowers
large, two or more together, from axils of leaves, resem-
bling somewhat in general appearance Cattleya ritrina.

Vanilla Phalcenopsis. Madagascar . Fl. des Sen, 1769.
Flowers large, white, with rich orange lip ; produced in
large bunches from the axils of the leaves. A very beau-
tiful plant.

w.

Warrea. Lindley. Epiphyte.

Name for Mr. Frederic Warre.
Warrea Candida. SYN. of Warscewiczella Candida.

B. Warrea cyanea. Colombia . . Fl. des Ser., i, 51.

B. R., 1845, 28.

Perianth white ; lip most beautiful blue.

Warrea digitata. SYN. of Warscewiczella Candida.

Warrea Lindeniana. New Granada . Card. Mag., 177.
A tall-growing species ; flowers on tall spike from base
of pseudo-bulbs, large, yellowish white ; lip lilac at the
base, streaked with purple.

Warrea marginata and Warrea quadrata. SYNS. of
Warsceiuiczella quadrata.

B. Warrea tricolor. Brazil B. M., 4235.

Perianth pure white; lip white, marked with purple
and yellow.

Warrea Wailesiana. SYN. of Warscewiczella Wailesiana.



4IO ORCHIDS.

These plants do well with moderately warm culture in
pots in peat and moss. They must not be allowed to dry
up, and are impatient of bad drainage. All are neat in
habit, and showy in flower ; they require no rest, and
bloom freely.

Warscewiczella. Reichcnbach. Epiphyte.


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