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Orchid Gallery

  • Posted 11.26.02
  • NOVA

Orchid species number more than 25,000 worldwide. That figure does not include hybrids, such as the relatively common Phalaenopsis cultivars, which bring that total to nearly 100,000. In this slide show, view a gallery of beautiful orchids and get a sense of the enormous diversity of colors and shapes found in these extraordinary plants.

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Sample the stunning diversity of shapes and colors found among orchids.

This feature originally appeared on the site for the NOVA program Orchid Hunter.

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(H. Hircinum, S. splendida, D. stratiotes, P. caudatum, and C. massangeana)
©Kevin Schafer/CORBIS
(all others)
©Greg Allikas

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