Orchids from the Tropics to the North Atlantic

If you’re like me and missed the recent Bangkok Royal Orchid Paradise Show, you can still enjoy page 1 and page 2 of great photos (both pages have lots of pictures, so they may be slow to load.) The show photos were generously shared by the photographer in an online orchid forum, and it looks like a world-class display. Of course, that’s no surprise coming from Thailand. Situated in tropical Southeast Asia, it’s known around the world for its thriving orchid industry. Thailand also has lots of beautiful native orchids, including many Phals, Dendrobiums, Paphs, and Vandas.

You might be more surprised to find orchids by the cold North Atlantic. The Canadian province of New Brunswick has 44 native orchid species that can survive its cold, wet, and windy climate. The article describes some of these fascinating natives, such as Grass Pinks, Rose Pogonias, and several varieties of lady slipper. It also includes a good picture of the rare Ram’s Head Lady Slipper. Canada can’t match the bounty of a Thai orchid show, but it’s more proof that the orchid family spans the globe.

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5 Comments on “Orchids from the Tropics to the North Atlantic”

  1. Toby Says:

    Next year I’m going to Bangkok with my orchid shopping list!!! It must have been a great show. Thanks for the link.

  2. nathan p Says:

    cool post

  3. Del Reed Says:

    the siam show had so many orchids. it made my head spin!

  4. VLE Says:

    I cannot believe that the article said this year’s show in Thailand wasn’t as good as previous years because political protests in June caused the show’s postponement! If this was an “off year” for this show then it must be worth attending on a “regular” year. I’ve never seen so many flowers in one place before!! Thanks for the link.

  5. immivaden Says:

    Very Interesting!
    Thank You