Orchids


   


Orchids are members of the Orchidaceae, the largest family of flowering plants. There are 880 genera and 22,000 species of orchids that have been discovered, with many more unknown species. Orchids alone emcompass between 6% to 11% of all seed plants. Every year 800 new species of orchids are discovered and named.

The largest Orchid genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species). Within the Orchid family includes the Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus) and many commonly cultivated plants such as the Phalaenopsis and the Cattleya.

Orchids


Aerides
Aerides

Arachnis
Arachnis

Ascocentrum
Ascocentrum

Brassavola
Brassavola

Brassia
Brassia

Broughtonia
Broughtonia

Bulbophyllum
Bulbophyllum

Dendrobium
Dendrobium

Calanthe
Calanthe

Cattleya
Cattleya

Coelogyne
Coelogyne

Cymbidium
Cymbidium

Laelia
Laelia

Oncidium
Oncidium

Vanda
Vanda





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