This section is from the book "The Standard Cyclopedia Of Horticulture Vol2", by L. H. Bailey. See also: Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western Garden Experts.
(Greek, tree Panax). Araliaceae. Unarmed trees and shrubs from tropical Amer. and Asia, also China and Japan. Flowers hermaphrodite, rarely polygamous. Species about 20. D. japonicum, Seem. (Hedera japonica, Jungh.), may be secured from dealers in Japanese plants. The leaves have been compared to Fatsia japonica, but are smaller and mostly 3-lobed but simple. The floral parts are in 5's: infloresence umbellate, terminal nearly simple and not showy: berry globose. Cult in temperate house. N Tatlor.†
: Cedrus Deodara.
(Greek, depas, a beaker or chalice; referring to the form of the involucre). Polypodiaceae. A small genus of Hawaiian and South American ferns related to Dennstaedtia, rarely seen in cultivation in America. The sori are marginal and usually on stalked projections from the margin of the leaf.
(in honor of Desmazieres, a French botanist). Gramineae. Plants resembling Eragrostis, sometimes grown as ornamental grasses.
Spikelets many-fid., strongly compressed, the lemmas keeled and coriaceous but faintly 3- or rarely 5-nerved, awnless: infloresence several closely imbricated spikelets, arranged in a linear, dense, nearly simple spike-like panicle. - Species 4, 1 in Medit. region, and 3 in S. Africa
Dum. (Brizopyrum siculum, Link). Spike-Grass. Fig. 1243. Annual, 8-12 in.: spikelets 1/2in., in a nearly simple spike. Eu. - Cult, for ornament and frequently used for edging. a. S. Hitchcock.
(compounded of Diacrium and Cattleya). Orchidaceae. A genus established to include hybrids between the two genera, Diacrium and Cattleya. A hybrid between Diacrium bicornutum and Cattleya Mendelii is known as Diacattleya Sanderae. It was raised by Sander & Sons. The fis. are pure white, the lip with a pale yellow disk and small rose markings. G.C. III. 49:290. D. Colmaniae, Hort. (Diacrocattleya Colmanix is a hybridobetween Diacrium bicornutum and Cattleya intermedia variety nivea. G.C. III. 43:114. J.H. 56:167. It resembles a slender plant of Diacrium bicornutum: sepals and petals pure white, lip slightly tinged primrose-yellow. George V. Nash.
(through and point; the stems are surrounded by sheaths). Orchidacex. Four tropical Amer. epiphytes, closely allied to Epidendrum, with which they have been included. It differs from that genus in the fact that the column and lip are not united. Flowers showy, in loose racemes: leaves few, sheathing: pseudo-bulbs slender. Cult, of Epidendrum and Cattleya.
Benth. (Epidendrum bicornutum, Hook.). Pseudobulbs 1-2 ft. long, hollow, bearing dry sheaths: leaves short and leathery: raceme slender, 3-12-flowered; flowers white, with small crimson spots on the 3-lobed lip, fragrant. B.M. 3332. G.C III. 16:337. J.H. 111.33:29. O.R. 12:113; 16:81; 20:361. - A handsome orchid, requiring high temperature.
D. bidentatum, Hemsl. (Epidendrum bidentatum, Lindl.), of Mex., has been listed in trade catalogues, but it is practically unknown to cultivation, and is probably not now in the American trade.
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