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Description Of Orchid


Orchids were once considered a rich man's plant because they were so difficult to propagate. The white orchid symbolizes purity, perfection, hope and innocence. The orchid derives its name from the Greek word "orchis," which means testicle, and it describes the shape of the orchid's bulbous roots. The white orchid is still highly prized by brides as a symbol of purity and love.

1. Identification
Orchids come in every color except blue. White orchids are often used in wedding bouquets and other wedding adornments because of the hope and purity they symbolize. According to the American Orchid Society, the gorgeous white Dendobium fytchianum was discovered by a Captain Grant and Colonel Fytche in Burma in 1863. The two men were on an "orchid safari." They had noticed the beautiful white orchids that the Burmese girls wore in their hair. They found the plant in the wild. The D. fytchianum has clear, white sepals and petals, two small lateral lobes that are deep rose in color, a middle lobe that is pure white and a yellow bristle-like hairs in the center.
2. Symbolism

The orchid is the symbol of the sophisticated love or pure affection and is considered an ideal gift for Mother's Day. It suggests satisfaction, respect, moral purity, innocence and perfection. Orchids (Orchidaceae), which are the most favored houseplant in Britain, are the largest family of the plant kingdom. There are more than 25,000 species of orchid.
3. Origin
The Ancient Greeks knew of the Mediterranean orchids, but they were not commercially significant. The Vanilla planifolia was reportedly used by the Aztecs as a source of vanilla flavoring. After Spain conquered Mexico, inhabitants of Europe became aware of this exquisite flower and they wanted the vanilla flavoring.

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