removable. The operations here described are often completed before the opening of the Spathoglottis at all.
Of the orchids I gathered here none interested me more
FIG. 17.a ARUNDINA SPECIOSA ^BUD) ;
A, TOP OF CREST OF ANTHER-CAP ;
B, POLLINIA ; D, LOWER MARGIS OF STIGMA ; E, STIGMA ; F, FRONT OF COLUMN.
FIG. 16.a ARUNDA NA SPECIOSA ; A, B, E, AS FIG. 17 ; C, UPPER MARGIN, AND D, LOWER AND SIDE FLAPS OP STIGMA.
than the Arundina speciosa, Bl. This cane-like species grows to a height of between five and six feet, producing without intermission for many months a succession of large and beautiful purple flowers. The labellum is tubular, and has a
FIG. 18--ARUNDINA SPECIOSA SHOWING
ANTHER QUITE ROTATED INTO STIGMA ; D, LOWER FLAPS OF STIGMA CLOSING DOWN ANTHER-CAP ,* A, F, AS IN FIG. 17.
FIG. 19.a ARUNDINA SPECIOSA SHOWING POLLINIA ROTATED INTO STIGMA AND THE FRONT OF COLUMN, F, BURST WITH SWOLLEN POLLEN TUBES. ANTHER-CAP REMOVE P.
hroad fringed dark purple margin, from which radiate deeper lines converging towards the bright yellow throat, where they merge in two ridges leading to the shallow nectar-depression at the base of the column.
In the very young bud (Fig. 16) the column is crowned with