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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Acanthophippium (meaning unexplained). Sometimes spelled Acanthephippium. Orchidaceae. Stove terrestrial orchids.

Pseudobulbs conic or cylindric, of several internodes, with several large, plicate-veined, jointed lvs. at the apex: fls. borne on a lateral leafless scape, in a few-fld. raceme; the broad, fleshy sepals form an urn- shaped tube, which incloses the narrower petals and the lip; lip jointed to the apex of the short, thick column which is produced below into a foot to which the sepals and petals are attached; pollinia 8.—A genus of 4 species, natives of the E. Indies and Malay Archipelago.

These are very rarely seen in cultivation, but are warmhouse terrestrial orchids from the hottest moist shaded jungles of Java. A compost of fibrous loam and leaf-mold is best suited to them, keeping the plants in the warmest house in winter. Propagate by dividing the pseudobulbs in spring before growth has made much advancement. (Orpet.)


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