This photo of a display of orchids was taken last September at the Royal Adelaide Show. This was one of several exhibitions by local orchid clubs.
My research tells me that there are over 25000 species that occur naturally around the world, with an additional number of hybrids in excess of 60000.
The first time I really took notice of orchids was when I visited the Botanical Gardens in Singapore; an extensive and splendid display.
I have since 'inherited' a number of orchids from my father in law. I hope that one day I may be able to post photos of some flowering orchids from our garden.
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