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More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 5   Leave a comment


More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 5

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 5

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 5

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 5

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 5

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 5

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 4   Leave a comment


More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 4

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 4

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 4

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 4

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 4

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 4

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More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018 ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018   Leave a comment


More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

More Orchids from the Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018   Leave a comment


Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

Penang Amazing Orchid Show 2018

 

Orchids   Leave a comment


Orchids
Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants. Orchidaceae has about 27,800 currently accepted species, distributed in about 880 genera. The determination of which family is larger is still under debate, because verified data on the members of such enormous families are continually in flux. Regardless, the number of orchid species nearly equals the number of bony fishes and is more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also encompasses about 6–11% of all seed plants. The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).

The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus), and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species into cultivation in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.

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Orchids of Malaysia   Leave a comment


Orchids of Malaysia
From Wikipedia:-
Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera. The determination of which family is larger is still under debate, because verified data on the members of such enormous families are continually in flux. Regardless, the number of orchid species nearly equals the number of bony fishes and more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also encompasses about 6–11% of all seed plants. The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).

The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus), and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species into cultivation in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.


Genera
Main article: List of Orchidaceae genera
The following are amongst the most notable genera of the orchid family:[citation needed]

Aa
Abdominea
Acampe
Acanthephippium
Aceratorchis
Acianthus
Acineta
Acrorchis
Ada
Aerangis
Aeranthes
Aerides
Aganisia
Agrostophyllum
Amitostigma
Anacamptis
Ancistrochilus
Angraecum
Anguloa
Ansellia
Aorchis
Aplectrum
Arachnis
Arethusa
Armodorum
Ascocenda
Ascocentrum
Ascoglossum
Australorchis
Auxopus
Baptistonia
Barkeria
Barlia
Bartholina
Beloglottis
Biermannia
Bletilla
Brassavola
Brassia
Bulbophyllum
Calypso
Catasetum
Cattleya
Cirrhopetalum
Cleisostoma
Clowesia
Coelogyne
Coryanthes
Cymbidium
Cyrtopodium
Cypripedium
Dactylorhiza
Dendrobium
Disa
Dracula
Encyclia
Epidendrum
Epipactis
Eria
Eulophia
Gongora
Goodyera
Grammatophyllum
Gymnadenia
Habenaria
Herschelia
Ida
Ionopsis
Laelia
Lepanthes
Liparis
Ludisia
Lycaste
Masdevallia
Maxillaria
Meliorchis
Mexipedium
Miltonia
Mormodes
Odontoglossum
Oeceoclades
Oncidium
Ophrys
Orchis
Paphiopedilum
Papilionanthe
Paraphalaenopsis
Peristeria
Phaius
Phalaenopsis
Pholidota
Phragmipedium
Platanthera
Pleione
Pleurothallis
Pomatocalpa
Promenaea
Pterostylis
Renanthera
Renantherella
Restrepia
Restrepiella
Rhynchostylis
Roezliella
Saccolabium
Sarcochilus
Satyrium
Selenipedium
Serapias
Sobralia
Sophronitis
Spiranthes
Stanhopea
Stelis
Thrixspermum
Tolumnia
Trias
Trichocentrum
Trichoglottis
Vanda
Vanilla
Yoania
Zeuxine
Zygopetalum

Malaysian Orchids   Leave a comment


Malaysian Orchids I used to plant orchids and ornamental plants as a hobby during my varsity days. Somehow, my interest died as I have no “green fingers” and the plants withered off after some years. I thought to myself – taking photographs will actually preserve these beautiful blooms forever. So, no more using a hammer to break bricks, roof tiles and charcoal – the media for the orchid plants and seedling to grow upon. So, enjoy this series of colourful and beautiful Malaysian Orchids which I photographed at the Floral Fest 2014 early in the year.

SP Lim

From Wikipedia
Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera. The determination of which family is larger is still under debate, because verified data on the members of such enormous families are continually in flux. Regardless, the number of orchid species nearly equals the number of bony fishes and more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also encompasses about 6–11% of all seed plants. The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).
The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus), and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species into cultivation in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.

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Orchids from Malaysia   Leave a comment


This Orchids from Malaysia photo series was taken at Penang Botanic Garden. I never knew that the name “Orchids” is derived from the Greek word (órkhis), meaning “testicle”, because of the shape of the root or rather the stem in my opinion. Hehehe …

SP Lim

From Wikipedia
Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera. Selecting which of the two families is larger is still under debate, as concrete numbers on such enormous families are constantly in flux. Regardless, the number of orchid species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also encompasses about 6–11% of all seed plants. The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).
The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus), and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.

Etymology

The name comes from the Ancient Greek ὄρχις (órkhis), literally meaning “testicle”, because of the shape of the root. Carl Linnaeus classified the family as Orchidaceae. Orchid was introduced in 1845 by John Lindley in School Botany, due to an incorrect attempt to extract the Latin stem (orchis) from Orchidaceae.
The Greek myth of Orchis explains the origin of the plants. Orchis, the son of a nymph and a satyr, came upon a festival of Dionysus (Bacchus) in the forest. He drank too much, and attempted to rape a priestess of Dionysus. For his insult, he was torn apart by the Bacchanalians. His father prayed for him to be restored, but the gods instead changed him into a flower.
These flowers were previously called Orchis, Satyrion (Satyrion feminina), or “ballockwort”.

Distribution

Orchidaceae are cosmopolitan, occurring in almost every habitat apart from glaciers. The world’s richest concentration of orchid varieties is found in the tropics, mostly Asia, South America and Central America, but they are also found above the Arctic Circle, in southern Patagonia, and two species of Nematoceras on Macquarie Island at 54° south.
The following list gives a rough overview of their distribution[citation needed]:
Oceania: 50 to 70 genera
North America: 20 to 26 genera
tropical America: 212 to 250 genera
tropical Asia: 260 to 300 genera
tropical Africa: 230 to 270 genera
Europe and temperate Asia: 40 to 60 genera

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