ORIENTATION OF SPECIES: In Nature

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Why do they always face one way?; Dendrobium formosanum in the forests of Darjeeling are found always facing the northwest, about ten feet above the ground and on Shorea robusta trees. OR72-14+
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