Jul
29

Marvelous Orchid flowers

Orchidaceae, the Orchid family, is the largest family of the flowering plants. Its name is derived from the Greek genus Orchis (meaning “testicle”).

Orchid flower

Orchidaceae

Orchid flowers differ from the majority of flower species in both their pollination systems and structural make-up; the male and female parts of the orchid are actually fused together and located to one side of the flower.

Orchids come in all colors except blue and black, and have flowers, depending on the variety, from the size of a pinhead to the size of a pie plate. Some leaves are thick, some are thin, some are tiny, some plants, such as the Vanilla Plant, grow over 15 feet tall.

About 80 percent of orchids are from the tropics in both the New World (Central and South America) and the Old World (Asia and Malaysia). A smattering can be found in North America and Europe.

Orchids have a reputation as being difficult, if not impossible, to grow, especially without a greenhouse.

Exotic Charm (Phalaenopsis)

Exotic Charm (Phalaenopsis)

Paphiopedilum Botanhill

Paphiopedilum Botanhill

Vanda Pure Delight

Vanda Pure Delight

Paphiopedilum Hamana Makusum

Paphiopedilum Hamana Makusum

Elegant Pink Orchids (Cymbidium)

Elegant Pink Orchids (Cymbidium)

Dendrobium Sonia

Dendrobium Sonia

Orchid flower

Orchid flower

Yellow orchid flowers

Yellow orchid flowers

Paphiopedilum

Paphiopedilum

Phalaenopsis orchid flowers

Phalaenopsis orchid flowers

Laeliacattleya Nippon 'Livinza'

Laeliacattleya Nippon 'Livinza'

Orchid flower

Orchid flower

Orchidaceae

Orchidaceae

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5 Responses
  1. fastfastlane says:

    Beautiful orchids captured on film.

  2. Neville Lynn says:

    We live in Witbank, and have problems with the orchids during winter?
    would like to have a little more info of what to do ??
    Just another orchid lover,
    Neville Lynn.
    Smile

  3. kajori says:

    Grin Grin Grin the most marvellous flowrs i’ve ever seen!!!!!!!!………

  4. Neelim says:

    ……………beautiful ,marvalous,cute the orchid are!

  5. giri rv says:

    tremendous orchid collection never seen before thank you Kissing Kissing Kissing Kissing Kissing Kissing Kissing Kissing Kissing

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