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ANT-PLANTS: Ants in Schomburgkia Pseudobulbs

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Five species known as the Myrmecophila (ant-loving) have natural openings at the heavy base of the pseudobulbs for ants to enter. A63-17; for full treatment, refer to F78-154+ (from Orquideologia, Aug.-Dec.1977)
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