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Colours of orchids

This is a discussion on Colours of orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hey, I am trying to compile a list of colour translation from latin/greek to english... ...

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    Hey,

    I am trying to compile a list of colour translation from latin/greek to english...

    I know the following...

    alba - white
    flava - yellow
    ceorulea - blue
    ruben - red
    aureum - ?
    purpurea - ?purple

    Any other colors? What about black? Melano?

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    aureum=gold
    virid=green

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    Thanks Ron, there must be more....

    Cheers
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    Vincent, may I suggest you look up Wikipedia under the listing of ' List of Latin and Greek names commonly used in systematic names' ? Very useful not only for colours but but other info concerning systematic naming. Thus one would better understand, for instance, why Acaucalis cyanea is so named. Have fun!!

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    Thanks Yew, very very useful!!

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