Orchidaceae or the orchid family is a worldwide family of about 880 genera and more than 20,000 perennial epiphytic or terrestrial species in order Asparagales. Each flower has 3 sepals and 3 petals borne above a 3-chambered ovary. Many grow from a tuber or a rhizome and have an intricate structure that has evolved from their pollination strategy. Seeds are short-lived, often tiny and fine and may need to form an internal root association with a soil fungus in order to give rise to new plants.

Genera of Orchidaceae on the PBS wiki
Arachnorchis Bartholina Bletilla Bipinnula Bonatea
Brownleea Bunochilus Caladenia Calopogon Calypso
Cephalanthera Chiloglottis Chloraea Cleistes Corycium
Corallorhiza Cyanicula Cypripedium Dactylorhiza Drakonorchis
Disa Disperis Diuris Elythranthera Epipactis
Eulophia Glossodia Govenia Habenaria Holothrix
Jonesiopsis Leptoceras Linguella Listera Lyperanthus
Neobolusia Pecteilis Petalochilus Piperia Platanthera
Plumatichilos Ponerorchis Prasophyllum Pterostylis Pterygodium
Satyrium Schizochilus Serapias Simpliglottis Spiranthes
Stegostyla Thelymitra Tipularia

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