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what are jewel orchids?

This is a discussion on what are jewel orchids? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; it is a term that I have seen time and again but have no idea ...

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    Question what are jewel orchids?

    it is a term that I have seen time and again but have no idea what it means. would someone please set me right. Thanks!

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    They are types of terrestrial orchids. Some of the families are; Ludisia(formerly Haemaria), Anoectochilus, Dossinia, Goodyera, and Macodes.

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    They are called jewel orchids because of their foliage colors and patterning. Most people grow these for their beautiful foliage rather than their flowers.

    Susan

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    Here is a photo of Goodyera pubescens I took last year. It is considered a jewel orchid.


    Here is a shot of the blooms.


    I have a ludisia too, but cannot locate a photo of it right now.

    Cheers,
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    Here's another one, noid though. I wish I could grow them....sigh...

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