Orchid History Archive

  • Research on orchid biology and biotechnology

    Research on orchid biology and biotechnology

    A new article on orchid biology and biotechnology: Research on orchid biology and biotechnology, Plant Cell Physiol. 2011 Jul 26 Hsiao YY, Pan ZJ, Hsu CC, Yang YP, Hsu YC, Chuang YC, Shih HH, Chen WH, Tsai WC, Chen HH. Department of Life Sciences, Orchid Research Center, and Institute of Tropical Plant Sciences, National Cheng […]

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  • Orchid Business in the Courtroom

    Orchid Business in the Courtroom

    Beginning in 1996, Donna Yoon operated an export business in California, doing business as ANA. Between 1996 and 2001, ANA had a business relationship with the government of Jeju, South Korea, importing and exporting oranges. Jeju is an autonomous island province that is known for its phalaenopsis orchids, also called “moth” orchids. In 2003, the […]

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  • Orchid Archive: Paphiopedilum Vietnamense

    Orchid Archive: Paphiopedilum Vietnamense

    Thirteen years ago many orchid collectors were excited to learn about the discovery of Paphiopedilum vietnamense, an orchid species previously unknown outside of Thai Nguyen Province in Vietnam. In a frenzied rush to add this species to their collections, some unscrupulous orchid enthusiasts illegally exported specimens from Vietnam without CITES certification. While many illegally smuggled […]

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  • Orchid Archive: Orchid Smuggler Sentenced for Import of Protected Orchid Specimens

    Orchid Archive: Orchid Smuggler Sentenced for Import of Protected Orchid Specimens

    Seven years ago the U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz has sentenced Peruvian national Manuel G. Arias Silva (to 21 months with three years supervised release and a fine of $5000) for attempt to import into the U.S. protected orchid specimens, including specifically specimens of the genus Phragmipedium, commonly known as Tropical Lady’s Slipper Orchids. All […]

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  • Scientists Sequences Genome of Phalaenopsis Orchid

    Scientists Sequences Genome of Phalaenopsis Orchid

    Scientists of the National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) sequenced genome of Phalaenopsis orchid. “Orchids are one of the most diversified angiosperms, but few genomic resources are available for these non-model plants. In addition to the ecological significance, Phalaenopsis has been considered as an economically important floriculture industry worldwide. We aimed to use massively parallel 454 […]

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  • Orchids of Ohio

    Orchids of Ohio

    An old article Orchids of Ohio from The Ohio Naturalist. [Vol. X, No. 2, Dec, 1909.]: Twenty-one genera and thirty-seven species of orchids are reported from Ohio with two or three others that are doubtful. The species most widely distributed are: Galeorchis spectabilis, Aplectrum spicatum, Blephariglottis psycodes, Gyrostachys cernua, Limodorum tuberosum, Perularia flava, Pogonia ophioglossoides, […]

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  • Carnivorous Orchids

    Carnivorous Orchids

    Carnivorous orchids are trapping insects and digesting their prey.

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  • Ontology Based Orchid Knowledge Platform for Knowledge Services in Orchid Cluster

    Ontology Based Orchid Knowledge Platform for Knowledge Services in Orchid Cluster

    A new article on orchid knowledge service: Ontology Based Orchid Knowledge Platform for Knowledge Services in Orchid Cluster Supnithi, T.; Paiboonrat, P.; Buranarach, M.; Kawtrakul, A.; Lekawatana, S.; Intalak, A.; Sangtien, S.; Choptham, W.; Nat. Electron. & Comput. Technol. Center, Pathumthani, Thailand This paper appears in: SRII Global Conference (SRII), 2011 Annual Abstract Orchid is […]

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  • Orchid Growers Manual – Williams B.S.

    Orchid Growers Manual – Williams B.S.

    B. S. Williams published the first edition of “The Orchid Grower’s Manual” in 1851. The book still holds both entertaining and educational value. Below is a vivid illustration from this wonderful book.

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  • Orchidelirium

    Orchidelirium

    Orchidelirium is the name given to the 19th century phenomenon of orchid collection mania that started in England. New exotic orchid species were sold at auctions in London, fetching exorbitant prices. Rich orchid collectors of the Victorian era sent agents to far parts of the world in search of exotic varieties of orchids. Two important […]

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