Everything is coming up orchids Nov. 2 and 3 | Shreveporttimes | shreveporttimes.com: "Eyes always light up when one spots an orchid, for they are one of the world’s most elegant flowers.
And, you can easily grow your own, the experts say.
The Shreveport Society Orchid Show and Southwest Region Orchid Growers Association Orchid Show & Plant Sale, “A Bounty of Orchids,” can help you get started.
The event is Nov. 1-3 at RiverView Hall, 500 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. The workshop session and orchid show and plant sale are free and open to the public. There is a charge for the dinner."
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The theme for the WOC21 Conference and Show is "Orchids: Gold in the Green Age".
With Johannesburg forming the nucleus of the gold mining industry in the region, the theme pays tribute to this, while drawing inspiration from conservation as the only way forward.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
They are found in tropical forests from the southern Himalayas, in India, to northern Australia where they grow up trees where the bare roots absorb rainwater and dew.
Friday, October 4, 2013
The flowers are usually very brightly colored, mainly blue in all its shades but also purple, brown, red, pink, yellow or white with stripes or spots in a contrasting color.
The column forms a hood at the top that surrounds the pollinia.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The tribe Diurideae assembles geophytic terrestrial orchids that reach their highest level of diversity in Australasia and South America.
They are characterized by the presence of prominent root-stem tuberoids and similarities in floral morphology, particularly one erect anther, attached to the top of the column by a shortened filament.
Monday, September 30, 2013
The genera have similar a pseudocopulatory pollination technique: the labellum or labellum calus is modified to mimic a specific species of wingless wasp.