The once-elusive flower's striking beauty has inspired collectors and scientists to make it more accessible
Early spider orchids deceive male bees into trying to have sex with them, but this form of pollination could be at risk from warmer springs
The most sought-after orchid in the world, the ghost orchid, is a very unique plant. It is found in the swamps of south Florida.
There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
Orchid crime is serious crime.
A history of the orchid’s 200-year journey from tropical jungles to the nation's most popular houseplant
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A new orchid species has been discovered in Panama.
Wild orchids in South Florida were all but eliminated by humans turning them into disposable potted plants, beginning in the 1800s. A comeback is difficult because orchid seeds have only about a one-in-a-million chance of creating a new plant. But th...
This article happens to be about orchid photography, but it could just as well be about photographing roses or model airplanes, or any small, detailed object that you're interested in. I tried growing orchids for several years, and thus followed the ...
A Science wiki from Wikia We document plants from the Orchidaceae family, which has the largest...
Kate O'Brien ventures into the heat and colour of Kew Gardens' annual orchid festival
Anne Nies, a master's degree candidate in the Garden and Northwestern University's Plant Biology & Conservation program, shows us how to select a good healthy orchid that will grow and bloom for years to come.
These amazing orchids will take your breathe away. It's incredible how much they resemble fauna rather than flora!
Across the country, there is a small but devoted group of hobbyists who grow their orchids the way nature intended - not in pots, but mounted to pieces of trees. Duplicating rainforest culture is not as challenging as it sounds. Simple materials, suc...
The once-rare orchid has become a mass-market commodity. Behind the shift are Taiwanese entrepreneurs, who have brought to orchid-breeding the energy and methods applied to making consumer electronics like iPads.
A flower named for its braided stems seems designed for easy and abundant pollination.