Orchids: A Wonderful Ornamental Plant

Mohammad Faizan Husain

Department of Horticulture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh-211007, India.

Suhel Eraqui *

Department of Horticulture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh-211007, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The most exquisite flowers and long-lasting qualities of ORCHIDS make them among God's creations regarded as the most beautiful in the entire world. They are perennial herbs that are members of the Orchidaceae family. In addition to hybrids regularly created, there are reported to be nearly 25000 orchid species spread across 730 genera. Epiphytes include orchids, which are plants that grow on trees. Terrestrial refers to those that grow on the ground. Lithophytes are those that grow on rocks, while saprophytes are some relatively unknown ones that grow on decomposing matter or rotting logs. A few orchid species can grow partially submerged in water, with only the inflorescence occasionally reaching the surface.

Keywords: Orchids, ornamental purpose, perennial herbs

How to Cite

Husain , Mohammad Faizan, and Suhel Eraqui. 2023. “Orchids: A Wonderful Ornamental Plant”. Asian Journal of Research in Crop Science 8 (4):167-72. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajrcs/2023/v8i4197.


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