Classic examples of epiphytes are the Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Vanda, etc, while for example the Cattleya, it can be epiphytic or semiepifita. We then recall the orchids that live as parasites are those desabastecidas of chlorophyll leading a heterotrophic life (what they feed on organic material present in the environment) as fungi to humus costs or materials of the ground. Some have roots infected by fungi, others such as the Corallorhiza have no roots, his task is assumed by the ramifications of the rhizome of coral aspect. BECAUSE the ORCHIDS DURAN both as cut flower does have often wondered of the why orchids, so fragile in appearance, actually last well as cut flowers? The answer lies in the extraordinary tenacity of these plants in perpetuating the species. Do you mean this? We have had opportunity to see in other chapters devoted to Orchid as these species rely on insects (or other animals) for pollination.
Do now, ever, you’ve opened an orchid capsule to see the seeds? If you’ve done it you might have noticed the huge amount of seeds present. Obviously many seeds require an enormous amount of pollen to fertilize the eggs so it a number raised insects (or other animals depending on the species) what carry the pollen. In orchid or pollination is full or does not occur, so that the flower has a long period of waiting to be pollinated up to a month and this explains because orchids what have not been pollinated last as long as cut flowers: expect complete fertilization. I hope that you have enjoyed this article in the next talk of the fertiliser of orchids. If you want to know more about the cultivation of orchids I ask that you click here. By your success! Hernan Moreiras Autor original and source of the article