Regardless, the number of orchid species is roughly equal to the number of fish, twice the number of bird species, and almost four times the number of mammal species. The family includes about 6-11% of all species of seed plants. The largest is Bulbophyllum and Pleurothallis species. It also includes the vanilla Orchid’s type genus and several commonly grown plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Furthermore, since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th century, gardeners have created over 100,000 cultivars. Orchids are different from other plants because they share very different derived characteristics. If you are interested to collect Indian Stamps and Miniature Sheets, so please you can visit our site Phiilacy.com
8-8-2016: Orchids of India Miniature Sheet
Orchids are a large group of flowers that are cultivated and appreciated around the world for their stunningly beautiful flowers of varying colours, sizes and shapes. A set of six Miniature Sheets postage stamps on Orchids was issued. Orchids are plants that belong to the Orchidaceous a broad group of flowering plants that are often colourful and fragrant. The Orchidaceous contains about 28,000 currently accepted species, distributed in about 763 generations. Orchid’s determination of which family is larger is still under debate as data on the members of such large families are in constant flux.