New Home for Threatened Orchids

For many people uprooting and moving to a new home is a stressful and time consuming exercise, however it pales in comparison to the complexity of relocating native populations of rare, and endangered orchids. Scientists at the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research (CPBR) have been researching the natural history of three rare and endangered orchids […]

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New species discovered in UC Berkely Botanical Garden

BERKELEY – A Haitian orchid is enjoying celebrity status at the UC Botanical Garden, after scientists discovered that the long-time Garden resident is a distinct new species. A low-growing plant with showy red-orange flowers, the plant has been in the Garden collection since the 1990s, bearing the name Maxillaria croceorubens. But recent DNA analysis of […]

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New Cricket Species Filmed Pollinating Orchids

A new species of cricket has been caught on camera – and its bizarre behavior has surprised scientists. Far from living up to the cricket’s plant-destroying reputation, this species lends a helping hand to flora by acting as a pollinator. Scientists say this is the first time a cricket has been spotted pollinating a flower […]

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Worlds Smallest Orchid

The smallest species of orchid in the world has been discovered hidden among the roots of a larger plant in a nature reserve in Ecuador. Dr. Lou Jost, an American botanist, found the tiny orchid by accident when he was inspecting a plant collected from the Cerro Candelaria Reserve in the eastern Andes, which was […]

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Welcome to Jardim Therapy my blog about orchids and Brazil. Here you will find a few useful references, and some tip & tricks, along with posting of my own personal experience. I absolutely love orchids, and I want to help everyone interested in learning about these unique plants.

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