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  Flowering Plant Families, UH Botany
The Orchidaceae are terrestrial, epiphytic, or saprophytic herbs comprising one of the two largest families of flowering plants with about 1,000 genera and 15-20,000 species.
The leaves are alternate or seldom opposite or whorled and have a sheathing base and an entire, often fleshy, parallel-veined blade.
Follow the links below to two of the major subfamilies of orchids.
www.botany.hawaii.edu /faculty/carr/orchid.htm   (0 words)

  Phylogenetics of Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae) - People   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A phylogenetic assessment of Lycaste and Anguloa (Orchidaceae: Maxillarieae).
Orchidaceae Dunstervillorum VII: A new Cryptocentrum from the Guayana Highlands.
Pollination of Pteroglossaspis ruwenzoriensis (Rendle) Rolfe (Orchidaceae) by beetles in Argentina.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /natsci/herbarium/max/people/people.htm   (1480 words)

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Orchidaceae: Information/Images from the University of Hawaii - Manoa)
Orchidaceae: Information/Images from the Botany 301 - Texas A&M
Orchidaceae: Images from the Vascular Plant Image Library of the Digital Flora of Texas
www.csdl.tamu.edu /FLORA/cgi/gateway_family?fam=Orchidaceae   (373 words)

 Asparagales   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Orchidaceae can be recognised by their strongly monosymmetric flowers in which the 1-3 stamens are at least basally adnate to the style.
Indeed, although Orchidaceae are diverse, note that they are sister to the rest of Asparagales (6,850 species), and Asparagales are sister to commelinids, with some 22,750 species.
Flowers of Orchidaceae may be variably resupinate along an arching inflorescence, the end result being that all flowers of the inflorescence are held vertically resupinate, with the ovary sometimes twisted 360° (as in Angraecum, etc.) or not at all.
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/Research/APweb/orders/asparagalesweb.htm   (10541 words)

 Wikinfo | Orchidaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Orchids (Family Orchidaceae) are among the most diverse of the flowering plant families, with over 1000 described genera and 15,000 to 20,000 (some sources give 30,000) species, and perhaps another 60,000 hybrids and varieties produced by horticulturalists.
Best known are the seemingly endless structural variations in the flowers that encourage pollination by particular species of insects, or bats, or birds.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Orchidaceae   (848 words)

 A phylogenetic analysis of the Orchidaceae: evidence from rbcL nucleotide -- Cameron et al. 86 (2): 208 -- American ...
Albert, V. 1994 Cladistic relationships of the slipper orchids (Cypripedioideae: Orchidaceae) from congruent morphological and molecular data.
Atwood, J. 1986 The size of the Orchidaceae and the systematic distribution of epiphytic orchids.
Freudenstein, J. 1991 A systematic study of endothecial thickenings in the Orchidaceae.
www.amjbot.org /cgi/content/full/86/2/208   (6661 words)

 Fruit set, nectar reward, and rarity in the Orchidaceae -- Neiland and Wilcock 85 (12): 1657 -- American Journal of ...
Kallunki, J. 1976 Population studies in Goodyera (Orchidaceae) with emphasis on the hybrid origin of G.
Nazarov, V. 1995 Pollination of Steveniella satyrioides (Orchidaceae) by wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespoidea) in the Crimea.
(Orchidaceae) in a guild of long-tongued hawk-moths (Sphingidae) in Madagascar.
www.amjbot.org /cgi/content/full/85/12/1657   (6563 words)

 Bibliographie traitant des Orchidaceae africaines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A provisional check-list of the continental African Orchidaceae.
Diversité des Orchidaceae du complexe de Gamba (Gabon).
Trois espèces et quatre combinaisons nouvelles de Polystachya (Orchidaceae) du Cameroun, de Guinée Equatoriale et du Gabon.
www.geocities.com /tstevart/Bibliographie.htm   (1117 words)

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Orchids (Orchidaceae family) are the largest and most diverse of the flowering plant (Angiospermae) families, with over 800 described genera and 25,000 species.
Some sources give 30,000 species, but the exact number is unknown since classification differs greatly in the academic world.
www.buzznet.com /tags/orchidaceae   (273 words)

 Orchidaceae - Plant Family Web: Videos / Descriptions / Links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Orchidaceae family contains 800 to 1,000 genera and an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 orchid species.
Many orchids seen in stores today however, are not true species but horticultural hybrids.
In the Orchidoideae the pollen is given as packets in modified areas of the flower.
www.explorebiodiversity.com /Plants/Orchidaceae.htm   (226 words)

 Orchidaceae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orchids (Orchidaceae family) are the largest and most diverse of the flowering plant (Angiospermae) families, with over 800 described genera and 25,000 species.
Some sources give 30,000 species, but the exact number is unknown since classification differs greatly in the academic world.
An in-depth treatment of the taxonomy is given in Taxonomy of the Orchid family.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orchidaceae   (3582 words)

 Orchidaceae in Flora of North America @ efloras.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The number of species in the flora includes one newly recognized species in Habenaria that is morphologically described, but not fully treated here.
Orchidaceae are by far the largest and most diverse monocot family and rank among the largest families of flowering plants.
An accurate account of the number of genera and species has eluded orchid scientists, and species counts published in the last 20 years range from 15,000 to 35,000.
www.efloras.org /florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=10638   (3204 words)

 Phylogenetics of Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae) -HOME PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We have assembled such a collaborative group, which includes: 1) herbarium/field botanists with years of study and deep knowledge of these species and their nomenclature; 2) orchid molecular systematists with experience in collecting and analyzing large combined DNA data sets; 3) pollination biologists; and 4) natural product chemists experienced in analyzing floral rewards.
This tribe (Maxillarieae) contains >2800 species (about 10% of Orchidaceae) and is a major component of the neotropical flora and epiphytic vegetation.
Maxillaria ranks fourth in species-richness among genera of neotropical Orchidaceae but is still poorly known.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /natsci/herbarium/max/default.htm   (607 words)

 The Morning News - Orchidaceae by Tanyth Berkeley
An interview with photographer Tanyth Berkeley about her inspirations, muses, and settings, and a gallery from her “Orchidaceae” series of pictures.
TB: The dictionary defines “orchidaceae” as an enormous, cosmopolitan family of perennial, terrestrial, and epiphytic plants, often characterized by fleshy tubers and unusual blooms.
TB: As of late I’ve been on a Fellini and Herzog tear, but at the time I was working on “Orchidaceae” I thought of Bresson’s beautiful and heartbreaking Mouchette and of the wild Monica in Bergman’s film.
www.themorningnews.org /archives/galleries/orchidaceae.php   (1394 words)

 Orchidaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Orchidaceae is the largest Family in the Division Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), with about 25,000 described species, mainly perennial herbs and a few vining species, with a wide distribution in temperate and tropical regions.
The presence of the appropriate mycorrhizal fungus is essential for the natural germination of the microscopically small seeds, most of which lack food reserves (endosperm).
The Orchidaceae are widely collected and propagated through the horticultural trade and all species are protected under CITES.
www.succulent-plant.com /families/orchidaceae.html   (189 words)

 IngentaConnect Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parallel evolutionary paths to mycoheterotrophy in understorey Ericaceae and Orchidaceae: ecological evidence for mixotrophy in Pyroleae
Long-term dynamics and population viability in one of the last populations of the endangered Spiranthes spiralis (Orchidaceae) in the Netherlands
A new Tongue-orchid (Orchidaceae) in south-west Spain: Serapias occidentalis
www.ingentaconnect.com /searching/Search?title=Orchidaceae   (428 words)

 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Science & Horticulture: Orchidaceae
Molecular phylogenetics of Cymbidium (Orchidaceae: Maxillarieae) sequence data from internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of nuclear ribosomal DNA and plastid matK.
La Croix, I., Bosser, J. and Cribb*, P.J. The genus Disperis (Orchidaceae) in Madagascar, the Comores, the Mascarenes and the Seychelles.
Ng*, Y.-P. Molecular systematics and evolution of Eria (Orchidaceae).
www.rbgkew.org.uk /scihort/orchids/public02.html   (726 words)

 Orchidaceae Summary
The plants belonging to the family Orchidaceae represent a pinnacle of evolutionary success in the plant kingdom.
1: enormous cosmopolitan family of perennial terrestrial or epiphytic plants with fleshy tubers or rootstocks and unusual flowers [syn: family Orchidaceae, orchid family]
Describes orchid mycorrhiza and examines its impact on plant fitness from germination through seedling stage.
www.bookrags.com /Orchidaceae   (180 words)

 Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)
Unlike the familar tropical orchids, which root off tree bark or moss, all members of Orchidaceae in the Bay Area grow in soil.
But like the rest of the family, there have a symbiotic relationship with fungi that penetrate their roots and help supply the plant with nutrients.
On Montara Mountain, at least two members or Orchidaceae may be found: Piperia elegans - Rein Orchid and
plants.montara.com /ListPages/FamPages/Orchida.html   (376 words)

 ! Rainforest Orchids ! Tropical Rainforest, North Queensland Australia
The orchid family is a group of very hardy plants that are very abundant in the wild.
They belong to the family Orchidaceae, which is claimed by some authorities to be the largest of the plant families.
There are some 230 species of orchids found in the Wet Tropics of Queensland.
rainforest-australia.com /orchids.htm   (817 words)

 Definition of orchidaceae - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Learn more about "orchidaceae " and related topics at Britannica.com
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www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=Orchidaceae   (31 words)

 Plants from the botanical group Orchidaceae - Page: 8
Plants from the botanical group Orchidaceae - Page: 8
Welcome to the My Garden gardening and plant database.
Can't find the Plants from the botanical group Orchidaceae - Page: 8 information your are looking for?
www.mygarden.net.au /names/family/35/8   (647 words)

 EXPLORE: Orchidaceae - Plant Guide
Orchids (Orchidaceae family) are among the largest and most diverse of the
The following genera have been described (for a full list, see
List of Orchidaceae genera with more than 800 genera and many pictures):
www.maltawildplants.com /ORCH/Docs/OPHBO/Orchidaceae.htm   (2038 words)

 Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae
Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae
Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae by AMES, Oakes
Description: Contents include Dendrobium acuminatum, Bulbophyllum lasioglossum, Bulbophyllum copelandii, Hormidium tripternum, illustrationd of thr genus Dendrochillum, Spiranthes longilabris, studies in the orchid flora of the Philippines and new species and names of American Orchidaceae
www.orchidaceousbooks.com /OB50005.html   (91 words)

 Plants from the botanical group Orchidaceae - Page: 6
Plants from the botanical group Orchidaceae - Page: 6
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Can't find the Plants from the botanical group Orchidaceae - Page: 6 information your are looking for?
www.mygarden.net.au /names/family/35/6   (668 words)

 Phaius tankarvilleae - Chinese ground orchid (Orchidaceae) - Plants of Hawaii - Thumbnail Images   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Phaius tankarvilleae - Chinese ground orchid (Orchidaceae) - Plants of Hawaii - Thumbnail Images
HEAR > USGS > Starr > Plants of Hawaii > Family Index > Species Index > Thumbnails > Slideshow
This page was created on November 01, 2002 by Starr, and was last updated on March 24, 2007 by Starr.
www.hear.org /starr/hiplants/images/thumbnails/html/phaius_tankarvilleae.htm   (53 words)

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