Category: Curiosity

Fragrant Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Plants, including orchids produce scents as an aid to pollination. Many of the orchids employ scent production as bait or a deception tactic, producing scents similar to female insects. Male pollin... Read More

Medicinal Uses of Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Orchids have been here for a very long time. They find mention in ancient texts, where they find mention because of their medicinal properties. In present day, orchids are known mostly for their be... Read More

African Orchid Species

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Epiphytic as well as terrestrial orchids grow on mainland Africa and on the islands of Indian Ocean. However, the occurrence of epiphytes and terrestrials depends upon the climatic conditions of th... Read More

Most Popular Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Slowly but surely orchid popularity is gaining ground all over the world. It is both good and bad for the orchids; good because they are gaining a lot of fame and bad because it is putting a huge p... Read More

Red Orchids and Valentine's Day

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Orchids are a large group of plants, producing flowers in nearly every colour. Flowers have been used since centuries for different purposes. The colour of a flower is used to portray different emo... Read More

Edible Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Somebody says ‘Orchids’ and we picture beautiful flowers, but it is a fact that orchids have been used as food and medicine since centuries. In the tropics, where orchids are found in abundance peo... Read More

World’s Tallest Orchid

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago The tallest freestanding orchid is Sobralia altissima from the high forests of Peru. It is reported to grow up to 44 feet or 13.5 meters high in optimum conditions. The bright reddish-purple flower... Read More

A Short History of Orchids

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 years ago The orchid family is not only the largest but one of the most diverse plant flowering families in the world. The orchid was one of the first plants to evolve on earth, it was around in the time of ... Read More

Pollinating crickets

Author is T.A. Frail, Megan Gambino, Abigail Tucker and Sarah Zielinski, posted over 8 years ago Orchids on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean are pollinated by nocturnal crickets, according to scientists who took night-vision video of the flowers. It’s the first time an insect from the cricke... Read More

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