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Orchids
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A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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Orchids

Orchid is the largest family of plants, with some 25000 species and over 100000 registered hybrids. They can be found on all continents except for Antartica. Most are epiphytes in humid tropical forests at intermediate altitudes. The most populous country is Ecuador with some 4000 species.

terrestrial
A plant that grows on the ground, like most plants do.Grows on or in the ground.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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terrestrial
A plant that grows on the ground, like most plants do.Grows on or in the ground.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
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 Cattleya Alliance

Cattleyas were known as the chocolate box orchid, growing large flowers from equally large plants that require a lot of warmth to grow. More recently, compact cattleyas have become popular. These are smaller, have more colour range and are more cold tolerant. [More...]
Barkeria skinneri, Cattleya cinnabarina, Cattleya Hybrids, Crucifix Orchid, Epidendrum centropetalum, Epidendrum ciliare, Laelia anceps, Laelia gouldiana, Prosthechea prismatocarpa
 Coelogyne Orchids

A genus of epiphytic orchids originating mostly from India and South East Asia. Most have arching or pendent inflorescences with mostly white or cream fragrant flowers, but certain species are brown, green and orange. [More...]
Coelogyne cristata, Coelogyne fimbriata, Coelogyne flaccida, Coelogyne mooreana, Coelogyne tomentosa, Dendrochilum cobbianum, Dendrochilum javieriense, Pholidota chinensis, Pholidota ventricosa

 Dendrobium Alliance

Dendrobium is a very large genus of orchids. Here are several different Dendrobium orchids. [More...]
Australasian Dendrobium Hybrids, Dendrobium ×gracillimum, Dendrobium ×ruppiosum, Dendrobium aduncum, Dendrobium chrysanthum, Dendrobium chryseum, Dendrobium chrysopterum, Dendrobium crumenatum, Dendrobium Dawn Maree, Dendrobium densiflorum, ...

 Masdevallia (Pleurothallid Alliance)

This alliance includes these genera: Masdevallia, Dracula, Pleurothallis, Stelis and Restrepia. Masdevallia has characteristic 3-sided flowers, and Dracula tend to have downward facing flowers. [More...]
Dracula bella, Dracula gigas, Dracula vampira, Masdevallia coccinea, Masdevallia Hybrids, Masdevallia impostor, Masdevallia melanopus, Masdevallia patula, Masdevallia rolfeana, Masdevallia tovarensis, ...

 New Zealand Native Orchids

New Zealand has some 150 species of orchids. Most of these are terrestrial, with only a handful that are epiphytes. [More...]
Earina, Green Hood

 Oncidium Alliance

Oncidium or Dancing Girl Orchid comes from South America. There is a large variety of form and colour. There is a lot of taxonomic work being carried out right now and it is likely that plant names will change. [More...]
Ada keiliana, Aspasia lunata, Gomesa crispa, Oncidium Sugar Babies, Tolumnia

 Terestrial Orchids

These orchids are terrestrial, unlike most of their epiphytic cousins. [More...]
Bletilla striata, Calanthe, Coelia bella, Disa, Ludisia discolor, Satyrium, Stenoglottis

 Other Genera

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Aeridovanda Mundyi, Angraecum germinyanum, Bulbophyllum nitidum, Bulbophyllum shepherdii, Catasetum Ten Dragons, Chiloschista parishii, Cycnoches barthiorum, Cymbidium, Dove Orchid, Eria amica, ...

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