“Orchids get their name from the Greek orchis, meaning 'testicle', from the appearance of subterranean tuberoids in some terrestrial species. The word 'orchis' was first used by Theophrastos (372/371 - 287/286 BC), in his book "De historia plantarum" (The natural history of plants). He was a student of Aristotle and is considered the father of botany and ecology.”
Bulbophyllum from the 2006 show
CAIOS members have a wealth of knowledge in growing, blooming, and grooming all species and hybrid varieties of orchids. Post your questions...and we will post a response-or try to point you in the right direction!