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Entitled: Laelia elegans taken from Les orchidees by Paul Emile de Puydt, published 1880. Paul Emile de Puydt (March 6, 1810 - May 20, 1891) was a Belgian writer whose contributions included work in botany and economics. As a botanist, he notably wrote on orchids. The standard botanical author abbreviation De Puydt is applied to species he described. Laelia, abbreviated L. in the horticultural trade, is a small genus of 25 species from the orchid family. This is one of the most important and popular orchid genera, because of the beautiful flowers and because they are fairly easy in culture. Colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. All orchids are perennial herbs that lack any permanent woody structure. Orchids are easily distinguished from other plants, as they share some very evident shared derived characteristics. Among.
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