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The orchid genomic toolkit
The application of genomic studies to orchids enables increasingly detailed discoveries of the evolution of both species and organs. We discuss different evolutionary questions that can be addressed using such approaches, ...
Costa Rica, land of endless orchids
With almost 1,600 reported species (Karremans et al. 2012), Costa Rica has one of the richest orchid floras in tropical America, currently surpassed in total species number only by Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru (Govaerts ...
Orchids of Paradise
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN The Italian explorer and navigator Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus, c.1451–1506) discovered the paradise during his fourth voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, when searching for a passage west ...