Paxton's Flower Garden

Paxton's Flower Garden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...THE SWEET TRICHOPIL.--Pseudo-bulbs thin, oblong, obcordatc, one-leaved. Leaves broad, oblong, wavy, leathery, nearly sessile. Peduncles about 2-flowered Petals linear, nearly straight. Lip very large, 3-lobed. wavy, crisp, closely rolled up at the base, suddenly inflated upwards. Hood of the column 3-lobed, with all the lobes fringed, the middle one being the narrowest. TRICHOPILIA SUA VIS.--Pscudo-bulbis tenuibus oblongis obcordatia monophyllis, foliis latis oblongis undulatis coriaceis subsessilibus, pedunculis sub-bifloris, petalis linearibus rectiusculis, labello maximo bilobo undulato crispo basi arete convoluto sursum abrupte ventricoso cuculli trilobi laciniis omnibus fimbriatis intermedia angustiore. Trichopilia suavis: Supra p. 44, no. 70. Among the Vandeous Orchids, that is to say among the Orchids having waxy pollen-masses on a well-defined gland, and usually with a caudicle in addition, stands conspicuous, a group which we have elsewhere named Brassids, comprehending the genera Oncidium, Odontoglossum, Brassia, Cymbidium, and many more. (See Vegetable Kingdom, p. 181.) It is among these genera that the genus Trichopil is stationed, and well defined by its four pollenmasses at the end of a long wedge-shaped caudicle, its convolute free lip, and the remarkable hood of the column, divided, in the species hitherto seen, into three unequal lobes. Helcia, which is nearest it, has a flat lip with a distinct fleshy hypochil, and a fringed, not hooded, anther-lid. It is not improbable that many more Trichopils lurk in the forests of Central America than we have any actual knowledge of. To the Cork-screw Trichopil Tr. tortilis), so named on account of the spiral form of the petals, a second species, from Mexico, was some year3 more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236938947