Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Orchids
Orchids

Scientific Name: Oncidium sp.

Category: Plant

Primary Layer: Emergent Layer

Fun Facts:

  • Some orchids have xeromorphic leaves.
  • One of the most important families in the tropics, where there are an incredible number of both epiphytes and terrestrial species
  • Oncidium orchids are characteristicly epiphytic in the Neotropical wet and cloud forests.