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Slang/Shorthand "Orchid Speak" -- or "What on Earth does this term mean?"

This is a discussion on Slang/Shorthand "Orchid Speak" -- or "What on Earth does this term mean?" within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; LECA= lightweight expanded clay aggregate. Sold under brand names Hydroton, Aliflor, etc. Posted via Mobile ...

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    LECA= lightweight expanded clay aggregate. Sold under brand names Hydroton, Aliflor, etc.
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    CHC= coconut husk chips...And BS could also be used to describe that taxonomical work we referenced earlier!Posted via Mobile Device

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    @ Shane

    yspso - young sneaky peel sticker off

    LMAO in Florida

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    And BS could also be used to describe that taxonomical work we referenced earlier!Posted via Mobile Device
    Indeed. No arguement there.

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    Your translations really helped me...esp "NOIDS"

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    What is a good source to lookup the official abbreviations for hybrids? Specifically I'm trying to figure out what a Rk. Regal Red Paradise is and what kind of TLC it needs before I kill mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdwoman View Post
    What is a good source to lookup the official abbreviations for hybrids? Specifically I'm trying to figure out what a Rk. Regal Red Paradise is and what kind of TLC it needs before I kill mine.
    Right here on OrchidTalk, Michelle. Visit: OrchidTalk Orchid Genus Listings

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    ls = leaf span; The span of two adjacent leaves. (often seen on vendors sites carrying Paphs and Phrags)

    div=division,

    sdlg=seedling

    pseudo bulb is also abbreviated p-bulb

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    dorsal - topmost petal - most often used re slipper orchids

    sphag 'n bag - individual ICU devised to save an expiring orchid by means of enclosing it in plastic with damp sphagnum moss

    weekly/weakly - term used to describe generally advised watering/fertilizing schedule for orchids

    Some others that buffaloed me at first - compot, flask, "spike" as a verb, root-bound or pot-bound, epiphyte, lithophyte, primary hybrid, cross, multi-generation, N-P-K, "balanced fertilizer', sponge-rock, "potting up".....

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    Thank you, Bruce. That is exactly what I needed. Rk. is Reinikkaara, a hybrid of Aerides, Ascocentrum, Euanthe, Vanda. Learn something new every day!

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