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Posted by amy on August 06, 2003 at 22:26:22:

In Reply to: Re:Definition posted by Julie on August 06, 2003 at 09:19:45:

Hi, Julie. In sheath typically applies to orchids in the cattleya family. These plants shoot up a "sheath" or an outer sleeve from between leaf axils prior to sending up a flower bud. Sometimes this sheath is green and sometimes it is more like thin brown tracing paper. The flower will emerge from within this sheath. Hope this helps. amy

: I have seen the description "in sheath" several times and have no idea what it means. Anyone? thanks

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