Category Archives: Orchidaceae

All About Orchids

Did you know there are more than 30,000 orchid species, and at least 200,000 hybrids? Orchids, which are of the family Orchidaceae, thrive in environments from the arctic tundra to the equatorial tropics. But the largest numbers are found in the … Continue reading

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Orchid of the week! Catasetum incurvum

    One of the strangest of all orchids is turning heads at the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden this week. These bizarrely beautiful, and deliciously fragrant, green blossoms emerged from the robust pseudobulbs this species produces in the perfect light … Continue reading

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What’s Blooming? Darwin’s Orchid, Angraecum sesquipedae

  Angraecum sesquipedale Darwin’s Orchid Blooming Today at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is Angraecum sesquipedale.  Its called Darwin’s Orchid because naturalist Charles Darwin predicted that because of its long spurs the flower must be pollinated by an undiscovered moth with … Continue reading

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