Guest Author - Susan Taylor
It is always amazing to me to how many different types of orchids there are and how different they are. From the smallest at approximately .25 inches or .6 centimeters to the tallest terrestrial at 44 feet or 13.5 meters to the heaviest at 20 feet or 6 meters high and weighing up to two tons or 1.8 metric tons, the variety is mind-boggling.
I thought it would be interesting to post some trivia periodically to give you some additional insight into the diversity of the Orchidaceae family and some of the amazing facts about them.
If you have any thoughts, questions, or information you would like to contribute, please send it on to me by going to the Site Map, then click on "Contact the Editor" on the right hand side of the page. Just put "Orchid Trivia" in the subject line. I would love to hear from a lot of readers on this. We can have a lot of fun with this!