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backbulb

An old pseudobulb behind the part of a sympodial orchid that is actively growing. Although there may be no leaves the presence of undamaged "eyes" is a sign that growth is possible.

 

bifoliate

Having two leaves.

 

Binomial nomenclature

Binomial nomenclature (also called binominal nomenclature or binary nomenclature) is a formal system of naming species of living things by giving each a name composed of two parts, both of which use Latin grammatical forms, although they can be based on words from other languages.

 

bract

A leaf-like organ (actually, a modified leaf) that serves to protect a flower, bud, or shoot.

 

bud

Common term for a flower before it begins enlarging, although it is also applied to a tiny new growth or leaf.

 

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