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see orchidorchid,
popular name for members of the Orchidaceae, a family of perennial herbs widely distributed in both hemispheres. The unusually large family (of some 450 genera and an estimated 10,000 to 17,500 species) includes terrestrial, epiphytic (see epiphyte), and saprophytic
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Brzosko, E and Wroblewska, A: Low allozymic variation in two island populations of Listera ovata (Orchidaceae) from NE Poland.