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Glasshouse Works Plant Codes for Catalogue
CODES AND ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS CATALOGUE
Many of our customers prefer to collect within particular
plant families, and so appreciate this guide. For example,
ORC indicates Orchids, Ges indicates Gesneriads, LIL would
refer to the Lily family and GRA the grasses; it becomes a
bit more complicated with COMP (COMPositae) indicating the
daisy groups, ZIN (ZINgiberaceae) representing the ginger
family, and LAB (for LABiatae) indicating the mints.
AMARY indicates AMARYyllidaceae for bulb collectors;
EUP is shorthand for the EUPhorbiaceae, the Euphorb or
Spurge family; while POLYP stands for POLYPodiaceae,
the footed fern complex. You can easily find a fascinating listing
in your copy of Hortica or Exotica of these major tropical plant
families with a brief discussion of each; or, we are happy to send
you a printout of the complete code of plant families in our
collection, if you so request.
- In each entry after the stock number and scientific plant
name, several brief codes appear:
- PLANT FAMILIES--THE FIRST CLUSTER OF LETTERS
CULTURAL CODES--THE SECOND CLUSTER(S) OF LETTERS
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many
of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers
live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief
codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant
will do well in your particular conditions.
HP--House Plant, performing adequately in the ordinary
CGH--Cool Greenhouse, for ideal growing conditions;
most low temperature plant rooms would also fall within this code.
TGH--Tropical Greenhouse, for plants needing constant
warmth and higher humidity; also would describe growth chamber
setup some of you have built in your basements.
TERR--Terrarium culture is most successful or
HT--Hardy Temperate: winder hardy at least to Zone 7 or
to Zone 6
HH--Half Hardy, possibly damaged in a prolonged winter,
but reliable outdoors in Zone *.
...If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house
plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH
moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you
would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse
conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House
Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster
is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or
below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will
need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to
thrive. And so one.
SSA--Self Sowing Annual
y indicates a plant or groundcover popular in bonsai
h indicates a bog plant, or an aquatic
v indicates a plant appropriate for terrariums
ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE TEXTS OF THE DESCRIPTIONS
HYB--HYBrid--the result of a cross of two species, two
other hybrids, etc.
Hort--Horticultural name; the correct botanical name
is uncertain or undetermined.
AFF--AFFinity: the plant described has not been
botanically determined to be the species listed, but does bear at
least a close affinity to that species. ~--indicates the
scientific name has been abbreviated to save space.
fl/fls--the flower or flowers of a plant.
lf/lvs--the leaf or leaves of a plant.
SP or sp.--Species; often used with a name whose
true species name is unknown, to distinguish this common reference
name to that of a clone or hybrid name.
CV-Cultivar that is, a horticultural selection of a
species with peculiar qualities.
URC--UnRooted Cuttings, cuttings usually shipped in
SASE--Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope, which you
include for our answers to your questions.
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