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Common Orchid Names

This is a discussion on Common Orchid Names within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I found this while surfing .Not a for sale site. Gin http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation...s/bot-a-h.html...

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    I found this while surfing .Not a for sale site. Gin

    http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation...s/bot-a-h.html

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    ROTFLMAO! Gin,

    Thanks for posting this. I just loved some of the names, for example, Hanged Man Orchid, Dead Horse Orchid and, especially for Mr_Breeze if he's out there, how about the common name of Angraecum magdalenae: "Queen-of-the-Angraecums".

    I think everyone should peruse this list--the imaginative, evocative names are wonderful!


    Cheers,

    Rob (in Denver for one more hour!)

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    OMG that's great. What a list!

    I wonder which would be harder to remember, the actual names or the common ones? (Course, who'd be able to forget the "Fried Egg Orchid"?) That one killed me.

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    Please send one dead horse , must be in bloom must be a reason for the name Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin
    Please send one dead horse , must be in bloom must be a reason for the name Gin
    Let's just hope it doesn't follow in the foot steps of Amorphophallus rivieri, my father has a TON of those things, I know them well

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    Gin-What a great link...I'm having fun learning what they translate as. I've added it to my favorites. Thanks!

    Matt

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    None of them named "Dead squirrel orchid"? I love the fried egg orchid, sunny side up...lol.

    BTW, the Frangipani is also commonly called fried egg flower, sunny side up .

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