Orchidaceae

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
Brachycorythis Brownleea Bunochilus Caladenia Calopogon
Calypso Cephalanthera Ceratandra Chiloglottis Chloraea
Cleistes Corycium Corallorhiza Cyanicula Cypripedium
Dactylorhiza Drakonorchis Disa Disperis Diuris
Elythranthera Epipactis Eulophia Glossodia Goodyera
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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