Anguloa

(dedicated to Don Francisco de Angulo). 0rchiddce¢z,tribe Vdndea. Pseudobulbs rather tall (when old), spinose at the summits with the remnants of leaf veins : lea!-blades 1-2 ft. long, prominently nerved, as in Acineta, Stanhopea and Lycaste: fls. large, sub globular, on erect scapes: habit similar to Lycaste, which is a member of the same sub-tribe. The Anguloas w under shade of trees in leaf-mold. Some growers nd that they do well when placed under vines. They are coolhouse orchids, but require a moderate rise in temperature during the growing season. QAXES A)ms_ Anguloa is a very interesting genus of cool orchids that thrive well in an ordinary greenhouse temperature, in which a minimum 0! 50° can be maintained. They are natives of the Andes of Colombia and Peru. The popular name of “Boat Orchid" somewhat suggests their shape and general appearance, the lip, being delicately hinged at its base, allowing this organ to oscillate when shaken. A. Clawesii is the best known as well as the most decorative species, its color being clear yel low. A. Ruckeri is similar in structure, but the fls. are chocolate-brown, with a decided aromatic fragrance, resembling Anise. There is also a white variety of A. Clowesii, but it is very rare in cultivation, as are all of the white forms of well known orchids, this making them very valuable commercially. A. unillora is also a pretty plant, with white flowers, spotted with pink. Pot culture is best, _as they require similar treatment to I/ycaste Skmnerz. E_ O_ Om,-,ET_