Orchid Exhibition


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As promised, some more photos from the orchid exhibition.

There are around 25.000 orchid species in the world found in 880 genera. The concrete numbers on such an enormous family is constantly in flux. The numbers of of orchids species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The Orchidaceae family also includes Vanilla (yes, the vanilla in the ice cream) and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis (the orchids usually sold in supermarkets) and Cattleya. 


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Some of stands hade a very creative display - I liked this one very much.


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A Phalaenopsis created for Stadt Winterthur. 


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These are not orchids but wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa Nashville), an early-spring flowering plant. 


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The exhibition is huge and one is bound to be tired and hungry at the end - something that some intreprid souls were not late to take advantage of.


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Everybody, and I mean everybody, was taking pictures - be it with a DSLR, mobile or a compact.


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There were of course a lot of orchids for sale, and also some other gardening stuff - I loved the wooden birds.


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And no, I haven't forgotten the Australia pictures! Best of Australia Part II is coming soon.



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