All About Orchid Types and Species

There are essentially only two orchids types but many different species in the world. It has been stated that orchids are the largest flower family in the world with over 25,000 species and over 100,000 hybrids. The first type of orchid, epiphytes, grow on trees with their roots on display. Terrestrial orchids, as the name would imply, grow in the ground. Common species include the Phalaenopsis (Moth), Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Lady Slipper and Vanilla with more varieties being created each day.

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All About Orchid Types and Species