Orchids

orchid_image_doritaenopsis_dtps_lih_jiang_beauty_x_p_luchia_lip.jpg

Orchidaceae, also called the Orchid family, is the largest family of the flowering plants (Angiospermae). Its name is derived from the genus Orchis.

The structure of the leaves corresponds to the specific habitat of the plant. Species that typically bask in sunlight, or grow on sites which can be occasionally very dry, have thick, leathery leaves and the laminas are covered by a waxy cuticle to retain their necessary water supply. Shade species, on the other hand, have long, thin leaves. [LINK]

national_orchid_parks.jpg

Visit the Singapore National Orchid Garden

email

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: April 23rd, 2008
at 8:54am by Black Ock


Categories: green,walk the earf

Comments: No comments



 

Leave a Reply