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Vandaceous

Term used to describe any large monopodial orchid, particularly used for Vanda and its closely related orchids.

 

Variety

A subdivision of a species that groups plants with a distinct form that is passed along to the progeny.

 

Vegetative propagation

The creation of additional plants through division, encouragement of keiki formation, or any various meristernatic techniques, but not via seed.

 

velamen

The thick sponge-like covering of the roots of epiphytic orchids which helps prevent water loss and aids in absorption.

 

virus

A type of infectious agent, much smaller than common microorganisms, several forms of which affect certain kinds of orchids.

 

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