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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Orchid.
See also changes related to Orchid, or pages that link to Orchid or to this page or whose text contains "Orchid".


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Subfamilies

  • Apostasioideae Reichenbach [r]: It the smallest subfamily of Orchidaceae known for being the few orchids with two or three fertile anthers; leaves with stealthing bases; elongated staminodium and labellum similar to the petals, split in two genera formed by sixteen species from southeast Asia. [e]
  • Cypripedioideae Lindley [r]: It is a subfamily of Orchidaceae split in five genera and 170 species spread through the world temperate areas, few encountered in tropical America; known for being orchids with mealy or paste-like pollen; with two oblong or oval anthers; leaves with stealthing bases; shelter-like staminodium and labellum generally saccate. [e]
  • Vanilloideae Szlachetko [r]: It is a subfamily of Orchidaceae split into two tribes, fifteen genera and 250 species spread throughout the humid tropical and subtropical areas of the world; known for being orchids with mealy or paste-like pollen, which ordinarily are not aggregated into pollinia; with one fertile incumbent anther only and leaves without stealthing bases. [e]
  • Orchidoideae Lindley [r]: It is a subfamily of Orchidaceae split into six tribes and several subtribes, encompassing 208 genera and 3630 species distributed almost all over the world, except in the dryer deserts and polar areas; Known for being orchids with coherent pollen forming pollinia, with one fertile anther, erect or bent back; convolute leaves but not very plicate; and roots ordinarily fleshy or tuberous. [e]
  • Epidendroideae Lindley [r]: It is the largest subfamily of Orchidaceae, with three quarters of all known species, split into several tribes and subtribes, encompassing more than five hundred genera and about twenty thousand species distributed almost all over the world, except in the dryer deserts and polar areas; known for being orchids with coherent pollen forming pollinia and with one incumbent anther only, or with the anther bent back, but then with clearly plicate leaves and roots hardly ever fleshy. [e]


Genera in the family Orchidaceae