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any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors

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The orchids seemed to suggest absorbing reflections.
Sir Charles reddened at his wife's bad taste, and Trefusis replied gravely: "We have been admiring the orchids, and talking about them.
The soldier had left him, and he was still standing by his box, with the pots of orchids on the lid of it, and staring vaguely over the trees.
The vegetation had again changed, and only the vegetable ivory tree remained, with a great profusion of wonderful orchids, among which I learned to recognize the rare Nuttonia Vexillaria and the glorious pink and scarlet blossoms of Cattleya and odontoglossum.
Pale-golden and vermilion orchids flaunted their unhealthy blossoms in the golden, dripping sunshine that filtered through the matted roof.
Squalling like an infuriated cat, the shadow crashed down through tree-ferns and orchids and thudded upon the earth at his feet, and, still squalling its rage and pain, had sunk its human teeth into the ankle of his stout tramping boot.
Since only a few intrepid plant enthusiasts will actually slog through a bog to see an orchid, many of these wildflowers bloom and go unnoticed.
The exhibit is as diverse and widespread as orchids themselves, which, according to Brian Leib, past president of the Massachusetts Orchid Society, has about 300,000 species plus 150,000 hybrids, making them the third largest flowering plant family in the world.
The easiest test of this is if you would be comfortable sitting where your orchid is placed, then the orchid ought to be as well.
Just as beautiful is the cymbidium orchid with its tall stem of star-shaped heads or dendrobium orchids, smaller then the other varieties but which look fantastic simply displayed in a glass vase.
Among those on show will be the Ghost Orchid, which is the most mysterious wildflower in Britain and it was officially declared extinct, until it reappeared last autumn in an oak wood near the Welsh border in Herefordshire after an absence of 23 years.
The Guangxi provincial government decided to seek scientific advice from national and international orchid specialists and conservation biologists by sponsoring the Guangxi International Orchid Conservation Symposium near the Yachang Orchid Nature Reserve.
This study has two interlinked objectives: first, to identify and record wild orchid species in DSNP and surrounding areas, and second, to explore how orchid conservation might benefit local people.