LAN will be the topic of the next few Technozi blogs.
LAN usually gets translated as ORCHID but the plant the Chinese are usually referring to are cymbidiums like the one above .
The word is used by itself and in compounds to refer to a variety of flowers ranging from from cymbidiums to tropical orchids irises and even magnolias which are called jade orchids!
Here's$ variants of the character !
I've taken images form several sources and combined them to show you left to right
first the traditional regular script form then a xing shu and below left right you have the cursive form and beside it seal script.
More on Lan orchids and Cymbidiums next time so follow this blog!