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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In honor of Von WarscewScz.

A. Warscewiczella Candida. Bahia .... Pes., 15.
Perianth pure white ; lip white, with a rich purple spot.

A. Warscewiczella cochleata. Trinidad . . B. R., 1857.
SYN. Zygopetalum cochleare. B. M., 3585.

Perianth white ; lip blue, veined with red.

Warscewiczella discolor. Costa Rica . B. M., 4830, as

Warrea.

Flowers pale lemon color, tinged with purple ; lip dull
purple.

Warscewiczella marginata. SYN. of Warscewiczella quad-
rata.

Warscewiczella quadrata. Central America.

B. M., 4766. I. H., 552.

Bat. 2d Cen., 127. Pes., 6.

Flowers white ; lip very large, white, with bright red
margin. Known also as Huntleya marginata.

Warscewiczella velata. New Granada . . B. M., 5582.
Leaves in tufts of about five, usually with four single
flowered peduncles ; sepals and petals yellowish white ;
lip same color, but with crimson margin, with purple
lines ; flower very large.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST. 41 1

B. Warscciviczdla Wailesiana. Rio Janeiro.

A species much resembling Warscewiczella Candida, and
perhaps the same ; the spot on the lip is violet ; flowers
fragrant.

z.

Zygopetalum. Hooker. Epiphyte.

Name from vy6s, a yoke, and ir&a.\ov, a petal.
Zygopetalum aromaticum. Central America.

Reich. Xen., 73.

A rare species ; sepals and petals light green ; lip
large, deep blue, margined with white ; very fragrant.

A. Zygopetalum brachypetalum. Brazil.

Sepals and petals violet, marbled with green and deep
blush violet ; lip veined with white.

Zygopetalum cerinum. See Huntleya cerina.

Zygopetalum cochleare. SYN. of Warscewiczella cochleata.

A. Zygopetalum crinitiun. Brazil . . Lodd. Cab., 1687.

Perianth yellowish green, marked with brown ; lip
white, with longitudinal rays and velvety purple spots.

A variety of Zygopetalum Mackayi, but with larger and
better colored flowers.

Zygopetalum crinitum cceruleum.

A variety of crinitum, with white or cream-colored lip,
barred with bright blue. Flowers large and fragrant.



OF THf

UNIVERSITY



412



ORCHIDS.



Zygopetalum Gautieri. Brazil I. H., 535.

A pretty plant, by some considered a form of Zygopeta-
lum maxillard.

Flowers very large ; sepals and petals green, barred
with brown ; lip white, with intense purple blotch.
Blooms in spring.

Zygopelatum gramineum.

Leaves narrow, light green ; flowers white and purple,
two or three on a spike.

B. Zygopetalum intermedium. Brazil. B. R., 1844.

SYN. Zygopetalum velutinum Lodd. Cab., 1136.

(Loddiges).

This plant is a variety of Zygopetalum Mackayi, but
differs in having a pubescent and downy lip. It also
blooms in autumn.

A. Zygopetalum Mackayi. Brazil. Lodd. Cab., 1674.
Pax. Mag., 3, 97. Sert. Bot, 7.
B. M., 2748.

Perianth greenish yellow, spotted with brown ; lip
white, marked with purple.

There are varieties differing in the color of the lip.

A. Zygopetalum maxillare. Brazil . Lodd. Cab., 1776.

B. M., 3686.

Pax. Mag., 4, 271.

Perianth yellow-green, barred with chocolate ; lip beau-
tiful deep blue. Flowers on drooping spikes.



DESCRIPTIVE LIST.



413



A. Zygopetalum rostratum. Demerara . . B. M., 2819.

Perianth yellowish-green lip white, veined with rose.
This species requires more heat and moisture than the
others.

B. Zygopetalum steuochilum. Brazil . Lodcl. Cab., 1923.

B. M., 2819.

This appears to be a smaller variety of Zygopetalum
Mackayi.

These plants will do well in either house in pots with
peat and good drainage, and plenty of water at the roots.
They need a rest of about two months, but should never
be allowed to become wholly dry. They mostly bloom in
autumn. Propagated by division.




CYPRIPEDIUM CONCOLOR.



ALPHABETICAL TABLE
Of the Genera, with the Tribe to which they belong.



GENERA.


TRIBE.


Acanthophippium ....


Vandeae.
Vandeae




Vandeas


Ada


Vandeas




"VandcsE




Vandca^


A^anisia .


Vandc3


Anasctocliilus


NcottcsG




Vandea^




Vandc3E


Ansellia ....


Vandcas


Aporum


Malaxidcas




Vandca^




Epidcndrca^


Arpophyllum


Epidcndrca^




Vandca^




ElpidcndrcsB




Vandeae.


Bifrenaria .....


VandciE


Bletia


EpidcndrccC




Malaxidca^


Bollea


Vandc3


Brasavola


Epidcndi'CeC




Vandeae




VandcsE


Brou"htonia


Epidcndrcas


Burlin r tonia ......


Vandeae




Vandeae




Vandeas


Camarotis ....


Vandeae


Catasetuim


Vandea?


Cattleya


Epidcndrcas




Vandeae.


Cirrhaea .


Vandeae.



ALPHABETICAL TABLE.



415



GENERA.


TRIBE.




Malaxideae.


Cleisostoma


Vandeas




Malaxideas


Ccelo^yne


Malnxideas




Vandeae


Comparettia


Fpidcndrc35




Vandeas


Cycnoches


Vandcas




Vandcas


Cypripedium .


Cypripedcas


Cyrtochilum


Vandeas




Vandcas


Cyrtopodium


Vandeas


Dendrobium
Dendrochilum ....


Malaxideas.
Malaxideae


Dichaea


Vandeas




Vandeas


Dienia


Malaxideas




Epidendrea^


Dipodium


Vandeas


Disa


Oplirydeas


Drymoda




Kpidendrum


Epidendreas


Epistephium ...




Eria


Malaxideas




Epidendreas


Eulophia


Vandeas


Fernandezia


Vandeas


Galeandra


Vandeas


Galeottia


Vandeas.


Gon"ora


Vandeas


Goodyera


Neotteas.


Govenia


Vandeas


Grammatophyllum ....
Grobya


Vandeas.
Vandeas


Habenaria .


Oohrvdeae.



416



ORCHIDS.



GENERA.


TRIBE.


Haemaria


Neotteae


Hartwe"ia


Epidendreae


Helcia . . .


Vandeae




Vandeae


Huntleya


Vandeae


lonopsis


Vandeae


Ipsea


Epidendreas


Isochilus


Epidendreae


Lacaena ....


Vandeas


Laelia


Epidcndrca^


Laeliopsis . . .


Epidendr63B


Leptotes


Epidcndrca?


Limatodes


Vandeas.




Malaxidcas


Lissoch-ilus


Vandeae


Luddemannia


Vandeae


Luisia


Vandeas


Lycaste .


Vandcas


Masdevallia . . .


Vandcgg


Maxillaria


Vandcas


Megaclinium
Mesospinidium . .


Malaxideae.
Epidcndrca?


Miltonia


Vandcas


Mormodes


Vandeae


Myanthus


Vandeas


Nanodes


Vandeas


Nasonia




Neottia


Neottea^


Notylia .


Vandeas


Octomeria


Ma.la.xideas


Odontoglossum


Vandeas


GEceocladus


Vandeae


Oncidium


Vandeae


JDrnithidium


Vandeae


Ornithocephalus . . .


Vandeae


Palumbina


Vandeae


Paphinia


Vandeae.



ALPHABETICAL TABLE.



GlNERA.


TKIIJE.




Vancleas.


Peristeria
Phaius


Vandeas.
Epidendreas.




Vandeae.




Malaxideae.




Malaxideas.




Vandeas.




Malaxideae.


Pleurothallis


Malaxideae.




Vandeae.


Polvstachia, ...


Malaxideae.




Neotteag.




Neotteae.




Vandeae.




Vandeae.




Malaxideas.




Vandeae.


Saccolabiurn


Vandeae.




Vandeae.


Sarcochilus


Vandeae.


Sauro~lossu.ni


Neotteae.


Scaphi~lottis


Vandeae


Schornbur~lcia


Epidendreae.


Scuticaria
Sobralia


Vandeas.
Arethuseas.


Sophronitis .


Eoidendreae.




Malaxideas.




Vandeae.




Malaxideae.




Vandeae.


Stenocoryne ....


Vandeae.




Neotteae.




Vandeae.


Thunia


Epidendreae.


Trias


Malaxideae.


Trichocentrum


Vandeae.



27



ORCHIDS.



GENERA.


TRIBE.


Trichopilia '


Vandeae.
Vandeae.
Cypripedeae.
Vandeae.
Arethuseae.
Vandeae.
Vandeas.
Vandeae.


Tri"oriicliuin


UropGcliniTi


Vanda


Vanilla ...


"Warrea




Zveopetalum .




HOULLKTIA BROCKHLHURSTIANA.



LIST OF PRINCIPAL ORCHIDS
GROWN AT GLEN RIDGE.



Acineta Humboltii.
Acineta longiscapa.
Ada aurantiaca.
Aerides afiine.
Aerides crii>pum.
Aerides Fieldingii.
Aerides Lobbii.
Aerides Lindleyanum.
Aerides maculosum.
Aerides odoratum.
Aerides odoratum majus.
Aerides suavissimum.
Aerides testaceum.
Aerides virens Dayanum.
Angraecum eburneum.
Angraecum falcatum.
Angraecum sesquipedale.
Ansellia africana.
Arpophyllum giganteum.

Bletia hyacinthina.
Brasavola Digbyana.
Brasavola glauca.
Brasavola venosa.
Brassia Lanceana.
Brassia verrucosa.
Broughtonia sanguinea.

Calanthe Veitchii.



Calanthe veratrifolia.
Calanthe vestita.
Calanthe vestita cuprea.
Calanthe vestita luteo oculata.
Calanthe vestito rubro oculata.
Calanthe vestita Turner!.
Camarotis purpurea.
Cattleya amethystina.
Cattleya amethystiglossa.
Cattleya Candida.
Cattleya Chocoensis.
Cattleya citrina.
Cattleya crispa.
Cattleya Dowiana.
Cattleya guttata Leopoldii.
Cattleya Harrisoniae.
Cattleya labiata (in variety).
Cattleya Loddigesii.
Cattleya marginata.
Cattleya maxima.
Cattleya Mossiae (in variety). |
Cattleya pumila.
Cattleya Schilleriana.
Cattleya Skinnerii.
Cattleya superba splendens.
Cattleya Trianae (in variety).
Cattleya Walkeriana.
Chysis bractescens.
Cirrhopetalum Medusae.



420



ORCHIDS.



Ccelogyne cristata.
Ccelogyne speciosa.
Cymbidium giganteum.
Cymbidium Mastersii.
Cymbidium tigrinum.
Cypripeclium barbatum (in va-
riety).

Cypripedium biflorum.
Cypripedium caudatum.
Cypripedium Harrisianum.
Cypripedium hirsutissimum.
Cypripedium Hookerii.
Cypripedium insigne.
Cypripedium Lowii.
Cypripedium niveum.
Cypripedium Parishii..'
Cypripedium purpuratum.
Cypripedium Roezlii.
Cypripedium Stonei.
Cypripedium Veitchii.
Cypripedium venustum.
Cypripedium villosum.
Cyrtochilum maculatum.
Cyrtbchilum stellatum.
Cyrtopodium Andersonii.

Dendrobium aggregatum ma-
jus.

Dendrobium
Dendrobium



anum.

Dendrobium
Dendrobium
Dendrobium
Dendrobium
Dendrobium

perbum.
Dendrobium
Dendrobium



albosanguineum.
anosmum Day-

Bensoniae.
Calceolaria.
Cambridgianum.
chrysanthum.
chrysotoxum su-

crepidatum.
Dalhousianum.



Dendrobium densiflorum.

Dendrobium Devonianum.

Dendrobium dixanthum.

Dendrobium Falconerii.

Dendrobium fimbriatum.

Dendrobium formosum gigan-
teum.

Dendrobium Gibsonii.

Dendrobium heterocarpum.

Dendrobium Hillii.

Dendrobium infundibulum.

Dendrobium japonicum.

Dendrobium Jenkinsii.

Dendrobium lutecium.

Dendrobium macranthum.

Dendrobium McCarthiae.

Dendrobium moniliforme.

Dendrobium moschatum.

Dendrobium nobile (in variety)

Dendrobium Parishii.

Dendrobium Paxtonii.

Dendrobium Pierardii.

Dendrobium Pierardii latifo-
lium.

Dendrobium primulinum.

Dendrobium pulchellum.

Dendrobium pulchellum pur-
pureum.

Dendrobium senile.

Dendrobium speciosum.

Dendrobium tortile roseum.

Dendrobium transparens.

Dendrobium Wardianum.

Dendrochilum filiforme.

Dendrochilum glumaceum.

Epidendrum atropurpureum.
Epidendrum atropurpureum
roseum.



LIST OF ORCHIDS.



421



Epidendrum aurantiacum.
Epidendrum ciliare latifolium.
Epidendrum crassifolium.
Epidendrum cuspidatum.
Epidendrum dichromum ama-
bile.



macrochilum.
nemorale majus.
phceniceum.
prismatocarpum.
Stamfordianum.
Stamfordianum



Epidendrum
Epidendrum
Epidendrum
Epidendrum
Epidendrum
Epidendrum

gracile.

Epidendrum vitellinum majus.
Eria stellata.

Galeandra Devoniana.
Gongora atropurpurea.

Hartwegia purpurea.
Houlletia Brocklehurstiana.
Huntleya cerina.
Huntleya violacea.

Laelia acuminata.
Laelia albida.
Laelia anceps.
Laelia autumnalis.
Laelia cinnabarina.
Laelia crispilabia.
Laelia flava.
Laelia Lindleyana.
Laelia majalis.
Laelia peduncularis.
Laelia Perrinii.
Laelia Perrinii major.
Laelia praestans.
Laslia purpurata.
Laelia superbiens.



Leptotes bicolor.
Leptotes serrulata.
Limatodes rosea (in variety).
Lycaste aromatica.
Lycaste cruenta.
Lycaste Harrisonii.
Lycaste lanipes.
Lycaste Skinnerii (in variety).

Maxillaria picta.
Maxillaria tenuifolia.
Maxillaria venusta.
Miltonia Candida.
Miltonia Moreliana.
Miltonia spectabilis.
Miltonia Warscewiczii.

Odontoglossum citrosmum.
Odontoglossum cordatum.
Odontoglossum Ehrenbergii.
Odontoglossum grande.
Odontoglossum Insleayi.
Odontoglossum nebulosum.
Odontoglossum Phalaenopsis.
Odontoglossum pulchellum.
Oncidium altissimum.
Oncidium ampliatum majus.
Oncidium aurosum.
Oncidium bicallosum.
Oncidium Cavendishii.
Oncidium crispum grandiflo*

rum.

Oncidium cornigerum.
Oncidium divaricatum.
Oncidium flexuosum.
Oncidium haematochilum.
Oncidium holochrysum.
Oncidium incurvum.
Oncidium Kramerianum.



422



ORCHIDS.



Oncidium Lanceanum.
Oncidium leucochilum.
Oncidium Limminghei.
Oncidium luridum guttatum

(in variety).
Oncidium obryzatum.
Oncidium ornithorhyncum.
Oncidium Papilio.
Oncidium phymatochilum.
Oncidium sphacelatum.
Oncidium sphacelatum majus.

Peristeria elata.
Pliajus grandifolius.
Phajus maculatus.
Phajus Wallichii.
Phalzenopsis amabilis.
Phalaenopsis grandiflora aurea.
Phalaenopsis Luddemanniana.
Phalaenopsis Schilleriana.
Pilumna fragrans.
Pleione humilis.
Pleione Lagenaria.
Pleione maculata.
Pleione Wallichiana.

Saccolabium Blumei majus.
Saccolabium curvifolium.
Saccolabium giganteum.
Saccolabium guttatum.
Saccolabium Harrisonianum.
Saccolabium retusum.
Saccolabium violaceum.
Schomburgkia undulata.
Scuticaria Steelii.
Sobralia macrantha splendens.
Sophronitis grandiflora.
Stanhopea amoena.
Stanhopea aurea.



Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea

lis.

Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea
Stanhopea



Bucephalus.
Devoniensis.
eburnea spectabi-

grandiflora.

graveolens.

guttata.

inodora.

insignis.

Martiana.

oculata.

Ruckeri.

saccata.

tigrina.

tigrina superba.

Wardii.



Thunia alba.
Thunia Bensonias.
Trichopilia coccinea.
Trichopilia crispa.
Trichopilia Galleotiana.
Trichopilia suavis.
Trichopilia tortilis.
Trichopilia Turialvae.

Vanda Bensonias.
Vanda ccerulea.
Vanda ccerulescens,
Vanda Denisoniana.
Vanda gigantea.
Vanda suavis.
Vanda teres.

Vanda tricolor (in variety.)
Vanilla aromatica.
Vanilla Phalaenopsis.

Warscewiczella cochlearis.



LIST OF ORCHIDS.



423



Zygopelatum crinitum.
Zygopelatum crinitum cceru-
leum.



Zygopelatum Mackayi.
Zygopelatum maxillare.
Zygopelatum rostratum.



LIST OF THIRTY CHEAP ORCHIDS FOR GENERAL
CULTIVATION.



Aerides odoratum.
Brasavola glauca.

Calanthe Veitcliii.
Calanthe vestita (any variety).
Cattleya labiata.
Cattleya Loddigesii.
Cattleya crispa.
Cattleya Mossiae.
Cattleya Skinneri.
Cattleya Walkeriana.
Coelogyne cristata.
Cymbidium Mastersii.
Cypripedium barbatum.
Cypripedium insigne.

Dendrobium chrysanthum.
Dendrobium Devonianum.
Dendrobium nobile.
Dendrobium Pierardii.



Epidendrum macrochilum.

Laelia anceps.
Ly caste Skinnerii.

Odontoglossum grande.
Oncidium flexuosum.
Oncidium Papilio.

Phajus grandifolius.

Saccolabium violaceum.
Stanhopea tigrina.

Trichopilia tortilis.

Vanda suavis.
Vanda tricolor.

Zygopetalum crinitum.



LIST OF TROPICAL ORCHIDS WITH CURIOUS
FLOWERS, OR RESEMBLING INSECTS, ETC.



Acranthus arachnitis.
Arachnis moschifera.
Angraecum caudatum.



Angraecum Ellisii.
Angraecum sesquipedale.



ORCHIDS.



Barkeria elegans.
Bolbopliyllum barbigerum.
Bolbopliyllum Henshallii.
Bolbopliyllum saltatorium.
Brassia caudata.
Brassia guttata.

Catasetum atratum.
Catasetum barbatum.
Cataselum intergerrimum.
Catasetum Naso.
Catasetum Trulla.
Cirrhopetalum Medusae.
Coryanthes macrantha.
Cycnoches Loddigesii.
Cycnoches musciferum.
Cypripedium caudatum.

Epidendrum raniferum.

Gongora maculata.
Gongora portentosa.

Luisia Psyche.
Masdevallia Chimera.



Masdevallia elephanticeps.
Masdevallia nycterina.
Masdevallia Trochilus.
Mormodes igneum.
Mormocles luxatum.
Myantlius cernuus.
Myanthus cristatus.

Nanodes Medusae.

Oncidium Kramerianum.
Oncidium ornithorhyncum.
Oncidium Papilio.
Oncidium raniferum.
Oncidium pelicanum.

Papbinia cristata.
Peristeria elata.

Renanthera matutina.
Restrepia antennifera.

Stanhopea ecornuta.
Stanhopea tigrina.
Stanhopea Bucephalus.

Uropedium Lindeni.



LIST OF THE CHOICEST ORCHIDS COMBINING

BEAUTY OF FLOWER, ELEGANCE OF

GROWTH, AND FRAGRANCE.

(FOR A SMALLER COLLECTION THOSE MARKED WITH A STAR
ARE PREFERABLE.)



Acineta Barkerii.
Ada aurantiaca.
Aerides affine.



*Aerides crispnm.
Aerides Fieldingii.
*Aerides Huttonii.



LIST OF ORCHIDS.



425



*Aerides Lobbii.
Aerides maculosum.
*Aerides odoratum majus.
Aerides quinquevulnerum.
Aerides Schroderi.
*Aerides suavissimum.
Aerides virens Dayanum.
*Angraecum eburneum.
Angrascum Ellisii.
*Angrascum sesquipedale.
Ansellia africana.

Barkeria elegans.
Barkeria Skinneri.
Barkeria spectabilis.
Batemannia meleagris.
Brasavola Digbyana.
*Broughtonia sanguinea.
Burlingtonia Candida.
*Burlingtonia fragrans.

*Calanthe Veitchii.
*Calanthe vestita (in variety).
Cattleya Acklandiae.
*Cattleya amethystiglossa.
*Cattleya Chocoensis.
Cattleya citrina.
*Cattleya crispa.
Cattleya Dowiana.
Cattleya Eldorado splendens.
Cattleya exoniensis.
Cattleya Gigas.
Cattleya guttata Leopoldii.
Cattleya marginata.
Cattleya maxima.
*Cattleya Mossiae (in variety).
Cattleya speciosissima.
*Cattleya Skinneri.
*Cattleya superba.



*Cattleya Trianae (in variety).
Cattleya Warneri.
*Cattleya Walkeriana.
Chysis aurea. a
*Chysis bractescens.
*Ccelogyne cristata.
Ccelogyne Gardneriana.
Coelogyne Lowii.
Coeloygne speciosa.
Colax jugosus.
Comparettia coccinea.
Coryanthes macrantha.
*Cymbidium eburneum.
*Cymbidium Mastersii.
*Cypripedium barbatum (in

variety).

Cypripedium biflorum.
Cypripedium caudatum.
Cypripedium Dayanum.
Cypripedium Dominianum.
Cypripedium Fairrieanum.
*Cypripedium Harrisianum.
*Cypripedium insigne.
Cypripedium laevigatum.
^Cypripedium Lowii.
Cypripedium niveum.
Cypripedium Parishii.
Cypripedium Roezlii.
Cypripedium Schlimii.
Cypripedium Sedeni.
*Cypripedium Stonei.
*Cypripedium superbiens.
*Cypripedium villosum.

Dendrobium aggregatum ma-
jus.

*Dendrobium albosanguine-
um.

*Dendrobium Bensoniae.



426



ORCHIDS,



*Dendrobium Calceolaria.

Dendrobium cambridgianum.

*Dendrobium chrysanthum.

Dendrobium chrysotoxom su-
perbum.

Dendrobium crassinode.

Dendrobium ere pi datum.

*Dendrobium Dalhousianum.

*Dendrobium densiflorum.

Dendrobium densiflorum al-
bum.

*Dendrobium Devonianum.

*Dendrobium Falconeri.

*Dendrobium formosum gi-
ganteum.

Dendrobium Griffithianum.

Dendrobium Hookerianum.

*Dendrobium infundibulum.

Dendrobium lituiflorum.

Dendrobium Lowii.

Dendrobium luteolum.

*Dendrobium macranthum.

*Dendrobium McCarthiae.

*Dendrobium nobile (in va-
riety).

Dendrobium Parishii.

Dendrobium Wardianum.

*Dendrochilum glumaceum.

*Disa grandiflora.

*Epidendrum atropurpureum.

Epidendrum bicornutum.

*Epidendrum cuspidatum.

Epidendrum dichromum ama-
bile.

*Epidendrum macrochilum.

Epidendrum nemorale majus.

*Epidendrum Stamfordianum.

*Epidendrum vitellinum ma-
jus.



Galeandra Devoniana.

*Houlletia Brocklehurstiana.
Huntleya cerina.
Huntleya violacea.

lonopsis paniculata.

*Loelia albida. ^
*Laslia anceps.
Laelia anceps Barkeriana.
*Laelia autumnalis.
*Laelia cinnabarina.
Laelia elegans.
Laelia grandis.
*Laelia majalis.
*Laelia Perrinii.
*Laelia praestans.
*L3elia purpurata.
*La3lia superbiens.
*Limatodes rosea.
*Lycaste cruenta.
Lycaste lanipes.
*Lycaste Skinneri.

*Masdevallia Chimaera.
Masdevallia elephanticeps.
*Masdevallia Harryana.
Masdevallia ignea.
Masdevallia tovarensis.
*Masdevallia Veitchiana.
Maxillaria venusta.
Mesospinidium sanguineum.
*Miltonia Candida.
Miltonia Clowesii.
*Miltonia Moreliana.
Miltonia Regnellii.
*Miltonia spectabilis.
*Miltonia Warscewiczii.



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*Odontoglossum Alexandras.
Odontoglossum Andersoni.
*Odontoglossum citrosmum

roseum.

Odontoglossum coronarium.
*Odontoglossum grande.
Odontoglossum Hallii.
Odontoglossum Krameri.
Odontoglossum naevium.
*Odontoglossum Pescatorei.
*Odontoglossum Phalasnop-

sis.

*Odontoglossum pulchellum.
Odontoglossum Roezlii.
*Odontoglossum triumphans.
Odontoglossum vexillarium.
*Oncidium ampliatum majus.
Oncidium Barker!.
Oncidium bifolium majus.
*Oncidium bicallosum.
*Oncidium hsematochilum.
Oncidium incur VUOL
*Oncidium Kramerianum.
*0ncidium Lanceanum.
Oncidium leucochilum.
Oncidium macranthum.
Oncidium macranthum has-

tiferum.

Oncidium obryzatum.
Oncidium ornithorhyncum.
Oncidium Pbalaenopsis.
Oncidium phymatochilum.
Oacidium sarcodes.
Oncidium superbiens.

*Peristeria elata.
*Phajus grandifolius.
Phi jus irroratus.
Phajus maculatus.



Phajus Wallichii.
Phalaenopsis amabilis.
Phakenopsis grandi flora au-

rea.
*PhalcEnopsis Luddemanni-

ana.

Phalaenopsis Schilleriana.
Pilumna fragrans.
*Pleione Lagenaria.
Pleione maculata.
*Pleione Wallichiana.

*Saccolabium ampullaceum

roseum.

Saccolabium curvifolium.
Saccolabium giganteum.
Saccolabium Harrisonianum.
Saccolabium praemorsum.
*Saccolabium retusum.
*Saccolabium violaceum.
^Sobralia macrantha splen-

dens.

Sophronites grandiflora.
*Stanhopea eburnea spectab-

ilis.

Stanhopea insignis.
Stanhopea Martiana.
Stanhopea oculata.
Stanhopea Ruckeri.
Stanhopea tigrina.
Stanhopea Wardii.

Thimia alba.
Thunia Bensoniae.
*Trichopilia crispa.
Trichopilia suavis.

Uropedium Lindeni.



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Vanda Batemanni.
Vancla Bensonii.
*Vancla coerulea.
*Vanda coerulescens.
* Van da Denisoniana.
Vancla gigantea.
Vancla limbata.
*Vanda insignis.
*Vanda suavis.
Vanda teres.



ORCHIDS.

*Vanda tricolor (in vaiiety).

Warrea Lin ieniana.
Warscevviczella velata.

Zygopetalum crinitum.
*Zygopetalum crinitum cceru-

leum.

Zygopetalum maxillare.
*Zygopetalum rostratum.



SIGNIFICATION OF THE NAMES APPLIED TO
ORCHIDS.

" Botanical or scientific names have usually been given for
some good reason. As a rule they are generally intended to
point out something remarkable or characteristic in the plant,
and are no more than classical ways of stating facts iden-
tically the same in nature as those expressed in ' blue-bell,'
' white-thorn,' and * dandelion ' or * dent-de-lion.'' To persons
acquainted with Greek and Latin their meaning is obvious';
but as many lovers of Orchids are unversed in those lan-
guages, we subjoin the interpretation of every classical name
and epithet which occurs in the preceding pages. Many of
the names bestowed upon Orchids, as upon other plants,
are of the kind termed commemorative and complimentary.
They are the names, that is to say, of persons who deserve
our respect or admiration, converted into Latin by the addi-
tion of the necessary final letters. Brassia^ for example, Cat-
tleya, and Broughtonia. When it is the specific name of the
plant that is so derived, the rule is that if the name be that of
the discoverer or introducer it shall end in ce or 2, as Wraya
or Pierardi. When, on the other hand, the name has been
bestowed purely in compliment, it ends after the manner ex-



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amplified in Morelianus, Schilleriana, Dalhousianum, the ter-
mination agreeing, like that of all other adjectives, with the
gender of the generic name. But this rule, unhappily, is often
disregarded, and the names have to be accepted as they stand.
Whether a specific name shall end in i or in ii is perfectly
optional. It rests upon our preferring to say, in pseudo- Latin,
Humbol/7/j or Humbol//j, Farmers or Farmer/wj, either
being right. A similar freedom pertains to the accentuation
of the names which end in single /. That is to say, they
may be pronounced either Hook'eri or Hooke'ri, Far'meri or
Farme'ri. The ancients had no such names, and therefore
there is no classical rule. A few other names have been
adopted from the vernacular of their native countries (Vanda,
for example), and, when necessary have been Latinized, as in
the case of Angracum. A few others, again, appear devoid
of meaning.

" The question is often asked, why cannot these glorious
flowers have ' English names ? ' In one point of view to give
them English names is impracticable ; on the other hand they
are already possessed of English names ! Appellations rhym-
ing with daisy and buttercup they never can possess. To at-
tempt to bestow such appellations would prove a useless and
thankless task, for no one would be willing to accept them ;
and in the presence oi fuchsia and rhododendron, iris and
chrysanthemum, crocus and narcissus, and a thousand others
of corresponding fabric (which are as thoroughly un-English
as Calanthe and Epidendrum}, would be simply absurd, since
it would be to attempt to supply a want which no one really
feels.

" The people who talk of lilies and roses, yet complain of
Calanthe and L<zlia, belong to the school of M. Jourdain,
in ' Moliere,' who ' had spoken prose all his life without
knowing it,' for in the former names they are quite as free
from Saxon as in the latter, lily and rose and violet being
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