Orchid Flower Outline, Drawings, Images

Gallery of outline drawing images of Orchid flower. You can use these images to teach your kid on drawing a simple and perfect Orchid flower. Also take print out to use as a flower coloring activity. There are large number of orchid species and till date the total accepted species was 28,000. It is used in making perfumes, food and also in Horticulture.

    People use orchids for numerous purposes. Substances isolated from orchids are used in industry of perfumes, spices and in traditional Asian medicine.

    Orchid seeds do not have an endosperm which provides nutrients required for the germination. Due to this fact all orchids (including non-parasitic forms) live in symbiosis with fungi during germination. Germination can last from couple of weeks to 15 years.

    The genus Orchis comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning “testicle”; because of the shape of the bulbous roots. The term “orchid”, which is just a shortened form of the family Orchidaceae, was not introduced until 1845.

    Orchids produce several millions of miniature seeds. Only few seeds will develop into mature plant.

    As there were so many Orchid species exist around, it has larger amount of symbolic values. It is the national flowers of different countries such as Singapore, Colombia. And since 2800 BC, these flowers are used as a important source of herbal medicine in China. Teach your kids about Orchid flowers as well let them to draw the Orchid flowers using these outline images.

    Flower of orchid can survive from few hours to 6 months, depending on the species.

    Due to high specialization of pollination, extinction of insect means extinction of orchid (there is no one else who can pollinate it in the wild).

    Orchids can live on the ground (terrestrial forms), attached to woody plants (epiphytic types) or under the ground.

    Orchids do not have usual roots. They have rhizome, tuber or aerial roots.

    Orchids that live in dry climate have thick leaves covered with wax, while species that live in warm and humid areas have thin, elongated leaves.

    Certain species of orchids do not have leaves at all.

    Each orchid flower is bilateral symmetric, which means that it can be divided in two equal parts.

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