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Orchids are among the largest and most diverse of the flowering plant families, with over 800 described genera and 25,000 species.

Orchids are truly flowers of superlatives.

Even a complete layman in botany is awed by the beauty of orchids.

No plant family has as many different flowers as the orchid family.

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