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Orchids

By Aler @arozinov

Orchid - people describe this flower as beautiful, gorgeous, fantastic...you can use any word you want! Neither word would be enough.
Well, orchids are not just a beautiful. They are also very interesting plants . Here are a few facts about them:
1) The name comes from the Greek órkhis, literally meaning "testicle,"
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Understanding Orchids: An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World's Most Exotic Plants
2) It is currently believed to be the largest family of flowering plants. (between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species.
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Orchids For Dummies
 3) You can find orchids almost everywere other than glaciers.
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Phalaenopsis Silk Orchid Flower Arrangement
4) The namber of orchid species is two times higher than the number of bird species.
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Complete Guide to Orchids (Miracle Gro)
5) The namber of orchid species is four times higher than the number of mammal species.
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The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation
6) It accounts from 6 to 11% of all seed plants.
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Bloom-Again Orchids: 50 Easy-Care Orchids that Flower Again and Again and Again
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Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, 
Lust, and Lunacy
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Silk Orchid Artificial Flower Arrangement - Phalaenopsis Liquid Illusion-Cream
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Odontocidium Catatante orchid Blooming Size
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids
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Orchids for Every Home: The Beginner's Guide to Growing Beautiful, Easy-Care Orchids


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