Where Siberian orchids thrive: new hotspot of orchids discovered near Novosibirsk

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  • April 9, 2021
  • Orchids of the Boreal zone are rare species. Most of the 28,000 species of the Orchid family actually live in the tropics. In the Boreal zone, ground orchids can hardly tolerate competition from other plants — mainly forbs or grasses. So they are often pushed into ecotones — border areas between meadows and forests, or […]

    Four new orchid species discovered during Lengguru 2014 expedition, West Papua, Indonesia

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  • February 26, 2016
  • One of the biggest scientific expeditions ever undertaken in Indonesia, Lengguru 2014, made it possible to study and collect dozens of unknown plant and animal species, including four new orchids. Curiously, the research team, led by Dr. Lina Juswara, Cibinong Science Centre, Indonesia, collected three of these novelties over the span of a single day […]