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All About Orchids
Flowers & Plants
"Orchids are fascinating and addictive. They deserve at least one quiz...maybe more."
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With more than 25,000 species and 110,000 (and counting) hybrids, orchids are the largest family of flowering plants in the world. Orchids comprise approximately what percentage of all flowering plants?
Where might one find an orchid in its native habitat?
Clinging to a tree in the Everglades
On a rock in a cloud forest high in the Andes
Both of these
Neither of these
Which fictional detective was known for growing orchids?
Color and fragrance are the most frequent lures an orchid uses to attract a pollinator. At least one orchid has a smell similar to which of the following scents?
Rotting dead elephant
All of these
Orchids are now quite reasonably priced, thanks to what scientific process?
The "Corsage Orchid" is another name for which of the following?
Interior decorators love the "Moth Orchid," which happens to be the easiest to grow in normal household conditions. What is its scientific name?
As you can see, the orchid family is quite diverse. Which of the following statements is false?
Vanilla beans come from a vining orchid
Some orchids are grown primarily for their leaves
All orchids are fragrant
There are leafless orchids
Charles Darwin is renowned for his theory of evolution. He also determined that orchids must be pollinated by whatever was available in the native fauna. Thus, he predicted a moth in Madagascar must exist that was capable of reaching 10 to 11 inches inside a particular orchid to reach the nectar and perform pollination. Was such a moth ever discovered?
No, the prediction is too bizarre
Yes, years after his death
He made no such prediction
William Cattley made the prediction
The easiest way to rebloom your first orchid is to ....
build a greenhouse for it
hire a botanist to tend it
water it every day
have purchased an orchid that matched your growing conditions
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