THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ORCHIDS

  • Posted Sept. 24, 2008 by Debbiedeltejo Viewed 6056 times
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Besides the Iris, which ismy favorite flower of all time, the orchid has always facinated me. I can spend a lifetime just looking at and photographing orchids. They are truly amazing!

Orchids belong to the most diverse family of plants known to man. There are over 880 genera, 28,000 species and well over 300,000 registered cultivars currently documented. These numbers only begin to tell the true story behind the evolutionary success of modern day orchids. Orchids are the most rapidly (genetically) changing group of plants on earth and more new species have been discovered over the last few thousand years than any other plant group known.

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      2008.10.13 Edited

      Yes, Debbie, orchids are spectacular flowers as a specie, and you have captured every facet of their being so very intimately in this series. Thank you!!

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      2008.09.24 Edited

      #1,3 and 11 are my favorites in this set. They are truly beautiful and unique flowers.