Anacheilium radiatum

Nature’s Orchids

From pre dinosaur times has evolved the most unique and diverse plant form on earth: species orchids. Found on every continent of the globe except the arctic poles, natures orchids have evolved and adapted to the unique local environments in order to survive and multiply. Found growing high in tree tops, dry rocky outcrops, steamy jungles, cool mountain plateaus, frozen …

About orchid names

With over 30,000 species of orchids identified world wide and more being discovered each year, a complex grouping and naming protocol has been develop by botanists over the years. The recent use of DNA technology has greatly helped in identification of family groupings and their relationships. For the novice a few things are important to know. The genus name (first …