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Due to their compact size and cultural needs, the plants listed here are well suited for the high humidity and lower light levels of terrariums and frog vivariums.

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Subfamily: EPIDENDROIDEAE
Tribe: EPIDENDREAE I (New World)
Subtribe: PLEUROTHALLIDINAE

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 Masdevallia Angel Frost - Intermediate - Potted - $ 20
(veitchiana X strobelii) divisions of select clones - large flowers are tangerine-orange frosted with either fine white or purple hairs - original cross received many AOS awards including Award of Distinction. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia Celtic Frost - Intermediate - Potted - $ 25
(Angel Frost X glandulosa) compact plant bears many charming pink fuzzy flowers with orange glow in center - delicious spicy scent. Mature.


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 Masdevallia Copper Cherub - Intermediate to Warm - Potted - $ 20
(garciae X Copper Angel) compact vigorous plants with orange lightly striped blossoms - fragrant. Mature.


 
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Tribe: DENDROBIEAE
Subtribe: BULBOPHYLLINAE

 

 Bulbophyllum acutum - Intermediate - Mounted - Java - $ 20
¾ inch light green rambling plant with small red and white flowers that bloom in profusion along the rhizome - blooms several time a year. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Cirrhopetalum auratum - Warm to Intermediate - Mounted - Southeast Asia - $ 20
Single 1 to 2 inch paddle shaped leaf atop small round pseudobulb - ½ inch rhizome between each wandering growth - candelabra-like whorls of ½ inch cream and pink dusted flowers - dark red striped dorsal has fimbriated edge - blooms often and makes a nice specimen plant. Mature.


 
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Tribe: EPIDENDREAE I (New World)
Subtribe: PLEUROTHALLIDINAE

 

 Barbosella cogniauxiana yellow - Intermediate - Mounted - Brazil - $ 18
(formerly B. handroi) ¾ inch oval leaves - vining habit - many 1 inch light yellow flowers on individual stems - easy to grow into specimen plant - extremely floriferous. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Barbosella cucullata - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 18
Scores of individual 1 ½ inch yellow flowers bloom simultaneously on 1 ½ inch stems - rambling plant habit is attractive. Mature.


 
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 Barbosella dussenii - Intermediate - Mounted - Brazil - $ 18
Copious light peach flowers are set off by attractive moss-like foliage - easy to bloom. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Condylago rodrigoi 'J&L' - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 25
Fascinating monotypic genus has sensitive lip that snaps shut when touched - attractive ½ inch grape colored flowers are densely edged with white fur - blooms progressively for months - 4 inch plant. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Dracula astuta - Intermediate to Warm - in Net Pots - Panama - $ 25
A lovely easy to grow Dracula from Panama - flower is creamy white flushed a rosy peach color and coated with glistening hairs - compact plant. Mature.


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 Dracula berthae - Cool - Potted - Colombia - $ 30
5 inch narrow leaves - white wide open flat flowers are heavily speckled with dark pink - sassy pink tongue and google eyes make an impish face in center of flower. Mature.


 
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 Dracula carlueri - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica - $ 30
White flower is suffused with pink near the center - sepals are coated with soft white hairs on the inside and curl inward along the margins - vigorous grower that blooms profusely. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Dracula erythrochaete - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 25
6 inch plant produces many lovely pink flowers dusted with rose - deep rose tails - one of the easiest draculas to grow. Mature.


 
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 Dracula gorgonella - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 30
Colorful flat flowers are white speckled with orange and red and surround the net pot on short stems - very showy. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Dracula inaequalis - Warm to Intermediate - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 25
White and burgundy bell-like flowers bloom profusely on this warm to intermediate growing dracula. Mature.


 
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 Dracula lotax - Warm - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Fuzzy white clown-faced flower has a red spot in the center - tails are dark red - 4 inch grassy leaves - miniature - good for home grower. Mature.


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 Dracula ophioceps - Intermediate - Potted or Mounted - Colombia - $ 30
Compact 5 inch plant bears many flower spikes that descend sharply - bell-like honey-color flowers are coated with a sparkling white pubescence - the dorsal sepal tail points upward opening the flower nicely. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Dracula polyphemus - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 35
Large showy red flowers have velvety surface and large shovel-shaped white lip. Mature.


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 Dracula psyche - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 30
This distinctive species has narrow 7 inch leaves and an upright spike habit - each lovely flower is white with dark pink stripes and a light purple margin and tails. Mature.


 
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 Dracula ripleyana - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica - $ 30
Petite flower has ivory base color with purple suffusion in center - flat flower has long dark red tails - robust grower. Mature.


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 Dracula velutina - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Colombia - $ 20
Small white blossoms have delicate pink tails - the inside surface of the flower is coated with tiny hairs - a tiny face peers from the center. Mature.


 
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 Dracula venosa - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 20
Cupped flower is flecked with orange-red - out-turned yellow tails - very floriferous - vigorous clumpy plants. Mature.


 
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 Dracula vespertillio - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 25
Unusual 1 ½ inch yellow and white flower mottled with red - white lip has curled epichile. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Dryadella simula - Intermediate to Cool - Mounted - Colombia & Ecuador - $ 20
3 inch linear foliage - coppery flowers are spotted and barred with dark red and bloom near base of plant. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Lepanthes dictyota - Intermediate - Mounted - Colombia - $ 20
4 to 5 inch stem heavily covered with lepanthiform sheaths produces a single 2 inch leaf - purple tesselated leaf shows off fish bone patterned flower stem - almost always in bloom with yellow flowers centrally flushed with red. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Lepanthes eciliata - Intermediate - Mounted - Costa Rica - $ 20
Tiny but brilliant orange and red flowers are produced in succession for months - 3 inch plant. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Lepanthes gargoyla - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 18
½ inch copper and bronze monster-like flowers sit in middle of fuzzy purple oblong leaves that dangle from base of 3 inch plant. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Lepanthes oxyphylla - Intermediate - Mounted - Bolivia - $ 20
Narrow ovate leaf has purple underside and is held by 3 inch sheathed stem - colorful gem-like flowers are produced in succession on fish bone stems. Mature.


 
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 Lepanthes scalaris - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 18
Bracted 3 inch stems end in oval 1 inch leaves - flower spike emerges from leave axil and sports successive peach colored flowers with a garnet center. Mature.


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 Masdevallia abbreviata - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
3 to 4 inch plant - multifloral type - many spikes of greenish white flowers with short tails. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia discoidea - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Brazil - $ 18
Glossy grape jelly flowers have white stripe top and bottom - the blossoms are carried on short stems and have unusual flattened shape - viewed from the side they are round like a discus but appear compressed from above. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia floribunda - Intermediate to Warm - Mounted - Mexico - $ 20
This warm growing masdevallia is easy to grow and flower - a variable species with background colors ranging from light yellow to pink - widespread sepals are dotted with dark purple - a great windowsill plant. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia garciae - Intermediate - Potted - Venezuela - $ 25
Vigorous miniature plant has 2 ½ inch leaves and bloom spikes reaching a bit taller - attractive glossy copper-yellow flowers are striped and speckled with dark red - each inflorescence usually blooms a second time - clean soapy scent. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia herradurae - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 20
Dark red flowers with long pointed tails cluster around base of 4 inch narrow leaved plant - profuse bloomer quickly makes specimen plant. Mature.


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 Masdevallia nicaraguae - Intermediate - Potted - Nicaragua - $ 20
Waxy white flowers with rose-pink center and short tails - 4 inch plant has leathery leaves. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia nidifica - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 18
Many wispy flowers of maroon and cream - 2 inch plant - easy to grow - blooms several times a year. Mature.


 
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 Masdevallia paivaeana - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Bolivia - $ 18
6 inch plant with climbing habit - yellow, pink and white flowers are fuzzy inside. Mature.


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 Masdevallia tridens - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Glossy green 8 inch spatulate leaves - up to twelve yellow flowers huddle near the end of 10 inch spikes - bright yellow tails create a spidery effect. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Masdevallia ventricosa - Intermediate to Cool - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 20
Charming miniature masdevallia closely related to M. nidifica - loosely clumping 2 inch leaves - numerous yellow flowers perched on thin stems hover just above the foliage - each long-tailed bloom has a distinctive crinkle at the base. Mature.


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 Platystele aurea - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 18
2 inch plant with small bright orange blossoms around base - blooms often with lots of flowers. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Platystele reflexa 'J&L' CCM/AOS - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
3 inch plant with light green leaves - flowers are bright orange with sepals and petals folding back like wings - nearly constant bloomer. Mature.


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 Platystele ximenae - Intermediate to Cool - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
2 inch attractive spoon-shaped leaves are light green tinged with purple - long wore-like distichous stems sequentially produce 1/8 inch star-shaped yellow flowers with a red center. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Pleurothallis allenii - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 25
Dramatic deep burgundy flowers with a minute yellow picotee edge on downward curving petals - blooms at junction of 1 inch stem and 3 inch leaf - blooms often with lots of flowers. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Pleurothallis grobyi - Intermediate - Mounted - Honduras - $ 20
Many sprays of light yellow flowers adorn this 1 inch plant - blooms several times a year. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Pleurothallis maduroi - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 25
Large showy pink flower is born in succession on top of shiny heart shaped leaf - often blooms with two flowers at the same time - rapid grower - uncommon - divisions. Mature.


 
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 Pleurothallis mammillata - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 18
A fountain of ivory flowers appear twice a year on this 3-4 inch plant - each 4-5 inch arching inflorescence can carry up to forty flowers - very showy. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Pleurothallis mystax - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 25
Widespread lateral sepals beneath nose-like lip resembles a mustache - ½ inch flower has a red central stripe and blooms successively on winsome 3 inch plant. Mature.


 
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 Pleurothallis palliolata - Intermediate - Potted - Panama - $ 20
Hooded large pink flower sits on shiny leaf like a frog on a lily pad. Blooming Size.


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This item is a recent addition Pleurothallis producta - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 18
Small plant with 2 inch leaves - 6 inch sprays of white flowers - blooms often. Mature.


 
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 Pleurothallis radula 'Leon' - Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica - $ 18
Mature plants have 5 inch stiff elongated heart shape leaves on 8 inch stems - lemon yellow flower with orange lip juts from upright bract. Near Blooming Size.


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 Pleurothallis wagnerii - Intermediate to Warm - Potted - Panama - $ 25
Six to eight nice sized mahogany flowers bloom simultaneously on each inflorescence - 5 inch plant - fragrant - showy and long lasting and blooms twice a year. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Porroglossum aureum - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 25
Three inch plant bears wiry stems that hold the lovely yellow flowers well above the foliage - long lateral sepal tails are brushed with red - lip snaps up at slightest touch. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Porroglossum muscosum 'Dark Angel' - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 25
2 inch dark green rough textured leaves are blushed with purple on reverse - 4 to 5 inch flower stems are covered in fine hairs - starry flowers have trap-like lip that shuts when disturbed - this clone is a rich bronze color that is darker than the norm. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Restrepia cuprea - Intermediate - Potted - Colombia - $ 25
Three to four inch plant frequently produces rich coppery-orange flowers - blossoms dangle attractively from base of ovate leaf. Mature.


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 Restrepiella ophiocephala - Warm - Potted - Central America - $ 20
Stately plants reach 8 to 12 inches in height - single ½ inch gaping flowers are born at base of leaf and are produced in succession over many weeks - this is an attractive dark red form. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Salipistele brunnea - Intermediate - Mounted - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 20
Slightly rugose 1 ½ inch leaves produce successively flowering stems of mahogany and yellow flowers - petal edges are covered with hairs - trumpet-like lip - unusual member of the Pleurothallidinae. Mature.


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 Scaphosepalum anchoriferum aberrant - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Costa Rica - $ 18
Dark maroon flowers with coppery thickened pads - on this unusual form the horn-like tails curl backwards - blooms sequentially over a long period - long wiry stems. Mature.


 
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 Scaphosepalum anchoriferum bicolor - Intermediate to Warm - in Net Pots - Costa Rica & Panama - $ 20
This lovely yellow and red form flowers often on wiry stems - showy and easy to grow - makes a great terrarium plant. Mature.


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 Scaphosepalum rapax - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Attractive 1 inch pointed leaves send out many pendent wiry spikes - individual ram's head flowers are densely speckled with maroon. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Scaphosepalum swertifolium - Intermediate - in Net Pots - Ecuador - $ 20
4-5 inch paddle-shaped leaves - succesive blooming wiry inflorescence - upside down flower resmbles a texas longhorn bull - almost always in flower - great for terrariums. Mature.


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 Stelis argentata - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Costa Rica - $ 18
4 to 5 inch dark green leaves - 5 inch sprays of ¼ inch deep maroon flowers. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Stelis bivalvis - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 30
Clumping plant has four inch paddle-like leaves - flower spikes emerge from sheath at base of leaf and extend about halfway up the height of the foliage - each unusual two lobbed copper flower is clasped by a funnel shaped bract - fascinating. Mature.


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 Stelis hirtzii - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 18
Two inch leaves climb on tree fern mount - five inch spikes bear about 6 red-orange triangular flowers - vigorous. Mature.


 
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 Stelis jamesonii - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 18
Vigorous plants with pretty rounded leaves - 3 to 4 inch sprays produce many small copper colored blossoms - frequent bloomer. Mature.


 
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 Stelis langlassei - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
6 inch plant has 3 inch ovate leaves - newest leaves are tinged with red - frequent sprays of greenish white flowers have a light pink blush - old leaves repeat bloom. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Stelis microchila - Intermediate - Potted - Guatemala - $ 22
(syn.barbata)2 inch plant with shiny green leaves - 3 inch sprays of brown flowers densely covered with gold hairs - blossoms are closely aligned on both sides of stem in two rows - almost always in flower - uncommon in cultivation and a very showy micro-miniature. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Stelis repens - Intermediate - Potted - Dominican Republic - $ 18
Multiple sprays of ivory flowers blushed with garnet bloom from vining miniature with ¾ inch leaves. Mature.


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This item is a recent addition Trichosalpinx chamaelepanthes red - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 25
Beautiful vining habit - blooms with many dark red flowers all up and down the stems - makes nice specimen plant - great for terrariums. Mature.


 
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This item is a recent addition Trichosalpinx chamaelepanthes white - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 25
Long vining growth habit - round leaves are ½ inch in diameter -white spidery ½ inch flowers bloom in pairs at base of each leaf - quickly makes a specimen plant. Mature.


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 Zootrophion atropurpurea - Intermediate to Warm - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
4 inch stems are clothed in papery sheaths - glossy ruby red turtle-head flowers bloom from base of 2 inch ovate leaf - floriferous. Mature.


 
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 Zootrophion dayanum - Intermediate - Potted - Ecuador - $ 20
3 inch round paddle-shapped leaves on 6 inch plant - 2 ½ to 3 inch flowers bloom at junction of leaf and stem - deep maroon flowers have large open side slit with shiny red tongue - unusual and showy - blooms several times a year. Mature.


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 Zootrophion serpentinum - Intermediate - Mounted - Ecuador - $ 20
Pendent chains of 1 inch green leaves produce large ovoid silver flowers heavily spotted and marked with burgundy. Mature.


 
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Tribe: VANDEAE
Subtribe: AERIDINAE

 

 Chiloschista segawae - Intermediate to Warm - Mounted - Thailand - $ 25
Up to fifteen ½ inch yellow green flowers descend from leafless plant - attractive silver grey roots. Mature.


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Subfamily: SPIRANTHOIDEAE
Tribe: CRANICHIDEAE
Subtribe: GOODYERINAE

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This item is a recent addition Anoectochilus chapaensis - Warm - Potted - China - $ 20
Showy bright yellow tubular flowers - black velvet leaves irregularly striped with red - good for windowsill or frog vivarium Mature.


 
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 Ludisia discolor var. nigrescens - Warm to Intermediate - Potted - Southeast Asia - $ 18
Velvet black leaves have a central white vein and red underside - showy white flowers - very easy to grow and flower - quickly makes nice specimen - the classic jewel orchid. Mature.


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Updated: 9/2/2014