Scientific name - Encyclia Hanbury (Lindley) Schlechter, 1914.
Synonyms - Lindley Epidendrum Hanbury
Popular names --
Distribution and Habitat - native species of Guatenala, Mexico and Panama, increased to 1200-1800 m altitude, and occasionally litofita terrestrial species in the forests of oak and pine.
Description - herbaceous perennial, evergreen. Pseudobulb 8 x 4 cm. 1.2 leaves, elliptic-lanceolata, or elliptic-oblong, obtuse, 23 x 3 cm. Raceme blossom or panic, 100 cm long, 15-35 flowers, flower 5 cm diameter. Sepalele and petals are purple-brown, wavy, white lip pink ribbed red-purple, 20-25 mm long. Blooms in March-May.
Requirements - minimum and maximum temperatures during the day 18-30 ˚ C. Temperaturestheir minimum and maximum during the night 13-21 ˚ C. Minimum and maximum humidity of 60-95. Substrate, moss and pine bark with charcoal.
Propagation - by seed or division.
Diseases and pests --
Carl L. Withner - The South American Encyclia Species - Timber Press, 2000
Isobyl la Croix, Phillip Cribb - The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation - Timber Press, 2008
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Culture and maintenance of species of Aechmea
Kalanchoe eriophylla - was first described by R. Hilsenbeck and W. Bojer, in 1857. Originally from Madagascar, which grows at high altitudes, on rocks.
Kalanchoe eriophylla - epiphytic species, herbaceous perennial, 30 cm height. Decumbenta strain or swing. Leaves opposite, Sesia, in rosettes at the base, language juicy, sub-ovoid, 10-35 x 6-17 mm, pubescent, base truncata or amplexicaule, top obtuse, margin entire or crenata.
Culture and maintenance of species of Tillandsia
Of all the plants discovered by Elias Tillandsia, Tillandsia is the most fascinating kind for the variety of forms, the beauty of flowers and original way to hranii without using root.
Galanthus elwesii - bulbous species, native to Asia Minor, was discovered in western Turkey, in 1874, by HJ Elwes.
Gymnadenia conopsea - can be planted in parks and public gardens, on lawns or grassy rocks.
Gymnadenia conopsea - Gymnadenia genus name comes from the Greek words 'gymnos' = empty and 'Aden' = gland.
Areca catechu L.
Popular names - English: Areca, Areca-nut, betel nut palm, French: cachou falling within subheading, Arequier, German: Betelnusspalme, Guam: pugua, India: Pan, Spanish: catechou hand, Yap: bu.
Areca catechu - originating in eastern Africa, southern Asia and the Pacific Islands. Grows in tropical climates at altitudes from 0 to 900 m.
Herbaceous perennial, rustic. Rhizome with roots beam. Nastriforme leaves, gathered in bouquets. Raceme blossom or panic, small bracts, perianth campanulata, tepale united at the base, ovata, yellow or orange, 6 stamens attached to corolla tube, ovary inferior. Fruit capsule dehiscence.