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Millions of years ago, as dinosaurs roam the earth
and primordial forests thrive, flowering plants
were beginning to evolv...
As the earth begins to
age and new species
emerge, the orchid
family continues to
grow and expand to all
regions of the wo...
It is currently believed to be the
largest family of flowering
plants with between 21,950 and
26,049 currently accepted
sp...
The number of orchid species
equals more than twice the
number of bird species, and
about four times the number of
mammal ...
The family also includes
Vanilla (the genus of
the vanilla plant),
Orchis (type genus) and
many commonly
cultivated plants...
The complex mechanisms which
orchids evolve to achieve cross-
pollination were investigated by
Charles Darwin and describe...
It wasn't until Confucius called
orchids the "King of Fragrant Plants"
though, that orchids found its way to
written liter...
Orchid history is an intricate
as some of its species.
From Confucius' works, orchids can be
found on Greeks writing around 350 BC.
The etymology of the word comes from the
Gree...
This brings to mind a myth in Japan
where it is told that the Emperor's
barren wife snuffled an orchid's scent
and eventua...
In Europe, Cortez was said to have brought it
home after his adventure in Mexico. He was
looking for gold and found himsel...
The Aztecs of Mexico used this not only
as flavoring but also as aphrodisiac,
perfume and as medicine. Up to this day,
van...
The Arab countries, too, contribute
to orchid history. In Arabia, "Sahlep",
made from dried orchid tubers, is a
popular dr...
The mention of orchid, came a
little late for English medical
literature and it was only in the
1700s that orchid gained i...
Most orchids were grown at the
Royal Botanical Gardens to copy
the environment from where they
originated.
Dendrobium Gyula Horn
This hybrid was named after His Excellency Mr Gyula Horn, former Prime Minister of
Hungary, on the o...
Cattley was a wealthy man who made a difference in
raising orchids with his money and for a while, orchids
were known to b...
Orchid history has come a long
way. Today there are more than
10,000 hybrids. From being just a
rich man's plant, the orch...
Color plate from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur
Pictures: Sanda Foi oreanuş
Doina Grigoraş
Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş
www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda
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  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1904548-singapore-orchid-garden3/
  2. 2. Millions of years ago, as dinosaurs roam the earth and primordial forests thrive, flowering plants were beginning to evolve and carpet the ground with their fascinating colors and sweet smelling scent. One of these floral plants was the orchid.
  3. 3. As the earth begins to age and new species emerge, the orchid family continues to grow and expand to all regions of the world except Antarctica. People become fascinated with this exotic and unique plant, making orchid history very interesting.
  4. 4. It is currently believed to be the largest family of flowering plants with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera.
  5. 5. The number of orchid species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species.
  6. 6. The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus) and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.
  7. 7. The complex mechanisms which orchids evolve to achieve cross- pollination were investigated by Charles Darwin and described in his 1862 book Fertilization of Orchids
  8. 8. It wasn't until Confucius called orchids the "King of Fragrant Plants" though, that orchids found its way to written literature and from then on, the orchid means a lot of things to the Chinese- feminity, nobleness and elegance, perfection, numerous offspring and retirement, among others.
  9. 9. Orchid history is an intricate as some of its species.
  10. 10. From Confucius' works, orchids can be found on Greeks writing around 350 BC. The etymology of the word comes from the Greeks. "orchis" is a reference to the word testicle in Greek. The Greeks, too, like the Chinese, regard orchids with reproductive system stimulation.
  11. 11. This brings to mind a myth in Japan where it is told that the Emperor's barren wife snuffled an orchid's scent and eventually gave birth to more than a dozen children. This was such a famous tale in Japan that fortunes were amassed by orchid sale.
  12. 12. In Europe, Cortez was said to have brought it home after his adventure in Mexico. He was looking for gold and found himself offered a drink flavored with vanilla. This was extracted from the orchid Vanilla Panifolia.
  13. 13. The Aztecs of Mexico used this not only as flavoring but also as aphrodisiac, perfume and as medicine. Up to this day, vanilla is still used as flavoring and medicine, and is grown the world over.
  14. 14. The Arab countries, too, contribute to orchid history. In Arabia, "Sahlep", made from dried orchid tubers, is a popular drink while in Turkey; salep is used as beverage and ice cream flavoring.
  15. 15. The mention of orchid, came a little late for English medical literature and it was only in the 1700s that orchid gained its popularity in Great Britain when exports from China and the West Indies flooded in.
  16. 16. Most orchids were grown at the Royal Botanical Gardens to copy the environment from where they originated.
  17. 17. Dendrobium Gyula Horn This hybrid was named after His Excellency Mr Gyula Horn, former Prime Minister of Hungary, on the occasion of his visit to the National Orchid Garden on 18 April 1997
  18. 18. Cattley was a wealthy man who made a difference in raising orchids with his money and for a while, orchids were known to be a "rich's man's plant". I'm sure you have heard of the Cattleya. This is named after William Cattley who made it possible for the orchids to flourish outside the Botanical Garden.
  19. 19. Orchid history has come a long way. Today there are more than 10,000 hybrids. From being just a rich man's plant, the orchid is now available for everyone to enjoy.
  20. 20. Color plate from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur
  21. 21. Pictures: Sanda Foi oreanuş Doina Grigoraş Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound Vanessa Mae – Butterfly Lovers
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