UNA CURIOSA MALAXIS (ORCHIDACEAE) DEL OCCIDENTE DE MEXICO
- The flowers that afflict us with 'a sort of madness' Tanner, Ogden // Smithsonian;Nov85, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p168
This article examines the varieties of orchids. For all their rare-jewel mystique, the Orchidaceae actually constitute the largest, as well as, the most advanced, flower family known to science. Many experts use the figure of approximately 25,000 species, with new ones being discovered all the...
- CLOUD NINE. ANDREWS, JENNY // Garden Design;Jul/Aug2009, Issue 160, p22
The article offers information on several unique plants which thrive in high-elevation areas. The Masdevallia is one of the thousands of orchids found in cloud forests. The orchid has distinctive tricornered flowers with tails at the sepal tips. The Epidendrum embreei can be found in Ecuador and...
- Platanthera nanlingensis (Orchidaceae), a New Species from Guangdong Province, China. Jin, Wei-Tao; Xie, Guo-Guang; Yang, Chang-Teng; Zhou, Ting; Jin, Xiao-Hua // Annales Botanici Fennici;Dec2015, Vol. 52 Issue 5/6, p296
A new species of Orchidaceae, Platanthera nanlingensis X.H. Jin & W.T. Jin from Guangdong in southern China is described and illustrated. It is very similar to P. minor, P. whangshanensis, and P. kwangsiensis, but differs by having short and densely flowered inflorescences; white flowers;...
- Schwantesia Ruschioideae. Hartmann, H. E. K.; Zimmermann, N. // Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae F-Z;2002, p291
This article presents information on Schwantesia plant from the Ruschioideae family. It is a compact plant. The leaves are erect to spreading, trigonous, symmetrical when young, becoming asymmetrical when starting to flower, often very skewed due to an oblique keel, often broader than thick,...
- Skiatophytum Ruschioideae. Hartmann, H. E. K. // Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae F-Z;2002, p301
This article presents information on Skiatophytum plant from the Ruschioideae family. It is a biennial or perennial with fleshy, stout, branching roots, persistent vegetative shoots and lateral annual inflorescence. The leaves are alternate to opposite. Flowers are in cymes of 2-5, petals, white...
- Flower Power: Inflorescences. // Exploring the Native Plant World: A Life Science Curriculum 5th-;2004, p7
This article deals with the various types of inflorescence. The essay began with the definition of the term inflorescence. This essay also states the function of inflorescence. In addition, the author lists the factors affecting the classification of inflorescence.
- cyme:. Gough, Robert E. // Glossary of Vital Terms for the Home Gardener;1993, p29
A definition of the term "cyme" is presented. It refers to a flat-topped flower cluster where the center flowers are opening first.
- perfect flower:. Gough, Robert E. // Glossary of Vital Terms for the Home Gardener;1993, p69
A definition of the term "perfect flower" is presented. It refers to a flower that has both male and female parts.
- pericarp:. Gough, Robert E. // Glossary of Vital Terms for the Home Gardener;1993, p69
A definition of the term "pericarp" is presented. It refers to the wall of a ripened ovary encompassing the epicarp, mesocarp and endocarp.