ORCHIDS: Description

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

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They are monocotyledons, the flowers have three sepals, two of which may combine to form a large dorsal sepal as in paphiopedilums, and three petals, two of which are alike and one modified into a labellum or a pouch; the really unique feature is fleshy column bearing the reproductive organs; most anthers are reduced to one which is fused into the structure with one stigma; pollen grains are fused to form platelets called pollinia. A65-438
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