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Natural hybrid

A hybrid that occurs in the wild without the help / interference of humans.



A joint on a stem or pseudobulb from which a leaf or growth originates. A distinct joint or notch on an inflorescence, stem, or pseudobulb from which a flower stem, leaves, or roots can emerge; a term often used to refer to the place on a Phalaenopsis inflorescence above which a cut can be made to induce a secondary bloom.



A system of naming; see "binomial nomenclature."


In orchids, those plants whose flower lips are positioned uppermost relative to the inflorescence axis; the vast majority of orchid flowers are resupinate.