The largest and most diverse of
the flowering plant (Angiospermae) families, are the Orchids (Orchidaceae
family), with over 950 genera and 30,000 species found all over the
world. They are most abundant in the tropic regions, with new species
being continually discovered.
Australia has about 100 genera, with more than 1,200 species.
Following are resources and links to
other sites with information about orchids.