Thursday, December 10, 2009

Orchids Galore

Took a little trip up to Kandy last week, and thought I’d pop into the botanical gardens to get some pics. It was there that these pretty little ladies caught my eye, hiding in the Orchid house. Unfortunately I don’t know their names.

Apparently, the Orchid family, or Orchidaceae if you want to get technical, is the largest family of flowering plants, with 880 listed genera and about 22,000 accepted species. That’s about four times the number of mammal species. Orchids can be found in every nook and cranny of the world, except for deserts and glaciers. They can even be found in the extreme colds above the Arctic Circle. Anyway, I’m not going to go into a Botany lesson here, but those who are interested are more than welcome to check out wiki.

Aint Mother Nature Cool!!! :D


Chavie said...

I do love your 'flower' posts! :) Some beautiful captures there, Az!

santhoshi said...

Flower power now i want to check out these orchids too !