A single population of a rare hammer orchid species known as a master of sexual deception appears to have recently evolved to seduce a new and wider-spread species of impressionable male wasps.
Research which germinated plantlets from orchid seed 'surrogates' has boosted the survival prospects of threatened terrestrial orchids.
In his 1879 account of wanderings in the Orient, the travel writer James Hingston describes how, in West Java, he was treated to a bizarre experience:
Orchids located throughout the south-west continued to excite and amaze locals during the recent wildflower season as conservationists work to secure the endangered specimens.
As one of the most diverse plant family, orchid now has its first genome sequenced and the result is published at Nature Genetics as a cover article.
Climate change could be disrupting the relationship between bees and plants according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Hong Liu is on a mission to restore Florida's endangered cigar orchid population.
One day about eight years ago, Katia Silvera, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, and her father were on a field trip in a mountainous area in central Panama when they stumbled upon an orchid ...
(Phys.org) —During Pleistocene era climate changes, neotropical orchid bees that relied on year-round warm, wet weather found their habitats reduced by 30 to 50 percent, according to a Cornell study that used computer models ...
To Ken Cameron, vanilla is a lot sexier than its name implies. The world's leading expert on the biology of vanilla orchids sees the popular spice, not as plain or ordinary, but as a beautifully complex and valuable commodity ...