requirements for the Orchids honor are as follows:
- Define the characteristics of an orchid.
- 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.
- What are the differences between epiphytic, parasitic, and
- Discuss the distribution of orchids, making particular
reference to the occurrence of these in your area.
- Name the main cultivated genera of orchids. Identify three
from an orchid or picture. What is cultivar*?
- Discuss the main essentials to observe in the cultivation of
orchids. Grow at least one orchid for at least six months.
- What are the main uses of orchids? What orchid is used
*NOTE: The following source is a supplier of cutivars and other
Skill Level 1
|Orchids by Hausermann, Inc.
|2N 134 Addison Road
|Villa Park, IL 60181
|phone: (312) 543-6855