TREES, HOST: In the Tropics

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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In Central America orchids show a preference for some trees and shun others; orchids do not grow often on tree fern in nature; some trees attract only a few definite species; refer to A59-244+
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TREES, HOST: Epiphytosis and Orchids For a review of the many trees of the Americas which host orchid plants, refer to Ca82(6)-30 0
TREES, HOST: In Barbados They include Frangipani, plumeria sp., mango, Mangifera indica, calabash, Crescentia cujete, star apple, Pouteria caimito, and some palms; refer to OR74-264 0
TREES, HOST: In Florida For cultivated orchids some trees may be better than slabs for small plants; a list of wild trees with appropriate species for them; refer to A79-792+Live oak, mango, frangipani, calabash and citrus trees make fine hosts for plants left to grow to large specimen size. F73-31+Native oak, mahogany, tabebuia and bottlebrush are good; not good are avocado, mango, citrus and other dense-foliage trees. F87-100 0
TREES, HOST: In Hawaii A list of trees with their orchid residents and their preference on the tree: plumeria, magnolia, litchee, kukai, Tecoma argentia, ti, (Cordyline terminalis), Dracaena marginata, and live tree fern. P71(4)-19+ 0
TREES, HOST: In Various Countries In Singapore, frangi-pani (plumerias) as as in other countries are good substrates; large branches of it can be cut, anchored erect and the plants mounted on the branches; citrus trees are excellent mounts (calamondin, or kumquat); driftwood from the ocean must be leeched of salt first. F85-174 0

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