- Orchids is
the common name for the family, Orchidaceae.
- It is the largest
family of the flowering plants, and the name is derived
from the genus Orchis.
- There are 880
genera and nearly 22,000 accepted species, but the exact
number is unknown since classification differs greatly in
the academic world.
- The largest
genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500
species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000
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The bizarre flowers of Bulbophyllum plumatum.