Category: Species

Diversity and Our Lovely Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Orchids have generated a lot of fan following, with whole websites being dedicated to them, unlike other flowering plants. A lot has been said and researched on orchids. This may be because of huge... Read More

Papilionanthe teres - The Butterfly Orchid

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Distribution: An erect green orchid, it is found growing all over South Asia. It likes to grow in areas with long daylight hours; with high rainfall (high humidity) and warm to hot temperatures.  ... Read More

Hardy Species of Orchids from South Asia

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Out of the three orchid rich regions of the world, namely, Equatorial regions in South America and Africa as well as the tropical rain forests of South Asia, South Asia is home to a large number of... Read More

Identifying Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago How do you identify wild orchids that might you come across while going for a walk or trekking, from other plants? Let this article help you out. Large amount of variation is seen in flowers as wel... 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

Thelasis pygmaea - Miniature Orchid

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Thelasis pygmaea is found in the tropical evergreen forests of South Asia. It is a tiny orchid with even tinier flowers. Names:  The accepted scientific name of this orchid is Thelasis pygmeae,... Read More

Panisea uniflora

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Panisea uniflora is a beautiful miniature orchid and grows in tropical Asia, from India to Vietnam. Besides being an epiphyte, it can also grow as a lithophyte. It can be seen growing both on rocks... Read More

Luisia trichoriza - Hairy Root Orchid

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Luisia trichorhiza is a unique looking orchid. The stems and the leaves are thin needle-like and green in colour. This orchid is an epiphyte growing in tropical as well as temperate climatic zones.... Read More

Angraecoids of South Africa

Author is Tom Kuligowski, posted over 4 years ago        Over the last fourteen years, I have had the opportunity to meet numerous people from all parts of the globe that have a passion for Angraecoids.  Meeting some in person and others via the i... Read More

The Ghost Orchid, Into the Slough

Author is Tom Kuligowski, posted over 4 years ago        I would like to introduce a new guest writer that submitted an article pertaining to Dendrophylax lindenii; commonly referred to as the "Ghost Orchid".  I thank Wendy Mazuk for taking the ti... Read More

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