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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... ...
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?
Thanks Ron, there must be more....
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!!
Thanks Yew, very very useful!!