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Vanilla pompona, West Indian Vanilla

Vanilla pompona

West Indian Vanilla
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Mexico
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantSpice or herb

Vanilla pompona, West Indian Vanilla


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Vanilla sp., Vanilla Orchid
Vanilla pompona

Vanilla sp.

Vanilla Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: tropical America, tropical Asia, West Africa
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This genus of vine-like plants has a monopodial climbing habitus. They can form long thin stems with a length of more than 35 m, with alternate leaves spread along their length. The short, oblong, dark green leaves of Vanilla are thick and leathery, even fleshy in some species. But there are also a significant number of species that have their leaves reduced to scales or have become nearly or totally leafless and appear to use their green climbing stems for photosynthesis. Long and strong aerial roots grow from each node.

Most Vanilla flowers have a sweet scent.





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Warczewiczella amazonica, Cochleanthes amazonica, Cochleanthes

Warczewiczella amazonica, Cochleanthes amazonica

Cochleanthes
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Ecuador, Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteWhite/off-white flowers

Warczewiczella amazonica, Cochleanthes amazonica, Cochleanthes


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x Iwanagara, Iwanagara

x Iwanagara

Iwanagara
Family: Orchidaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrant

Iwanagara is a cross between Brassavola x Cattleya x Diacrium x Laelia. They are grown the same way as Cattleyas.

Iwanagara need bright light, and a little morning or afternoon sun is good.





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Xylobium leontoglossum, Maxillaria leontoglossa, Lion's Tongue

Xylobium leontoglossum, Maxillaria leontoglossa

Lion's Tongue
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Ecuador
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphytePink flowersWhite/off-white flowers

Cool to cold growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial.



Xylobium leontoglossum, Maxillaria leontoglossa, Lion's Tongue
Xylobium leontoglossum, Maxillaria leontoglossa, Lion's Tongue


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Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid

Zeuxine strateumatica

Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Z. strateumatica, has become naturalized in southern Florida after being introduced into the area as an adventive with Centipede Grass from China (this is where the Florida nickname "Centipede Grass Orchid" came from for this species.) Looks too nice to be just a weed! It emerges in winter, blooming in late December and January; within a few weeks, the plants vanish. The following year, they may return, and from the same root a new plant will grow next to the previous one.



Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
This plant popped up right in the middle of the pathway
Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid
Zeuxine strateumatica, Schlechter soldier's orchid, Centipede Grass Orchid


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Zygopetalum sp., Zygopetalum
Zygopetalum mackayi

Zygopetalum sp.

Zygopetalum
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterUnusual colorFragrant

Most are epiphytes, but some are terrestrials with glossy, strap-like, plicate leaves. They are known for their ease of culture and are much in demand as excellent cut flowers.





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