Nr. 35

Orchids (N-35)


The requirements for the Orchids honor are as follows:


  1. Define the characteristics of an orchid.


  2. What are the two main groupings of orchids according to their growth pattern? Name and show examples of each from an orchid or a picture of one.


  3. What are the differences between epiphytic, parasitic, and saprophytic orchids?


  4. Discuss the distribution of orchids, making particular reference to the occurrence of these in your area.


  5. Name the main cultivated genera of orchids. Identify three from an orchid or picture. What is cultivar*?


  6. Discuss the main essentials to observe in the cultivation of orchids. Grow at least one orchid for at least six months.


  7. What are the main uses of orchids? What orchid is used commercially?
    *NOTE: The following source is a supplier of cutivars and other materials:
    Orchids by Hausermann, Inc.
    2N 134 Addison Road
    Villa Park, IL 60181
    phone: (312) 543-6855
Skill Level 1