• Dattajirao K. Salunkhe
  • Narayana R. Bhat
  • Babasaheb B. Desai


Orchids are considered to be the very special cut flower in the world. They belong to a largest family in the plant kingdom, with over 20 000 known species [1]. The terrestial forms are able to produce the photosynthates needed for their growth and flowering. Out of all the existing orchid types, only a few genera, such as Cattleya, Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Cymbidium and Vanda, are commercially grown for cut flowers [3]. Cymbidium and Vanda are also produced in the open in subtropical areas. These are regarded as a special occasion flowers, replacing roses in weddings and other formal social functions, Easter and Mother’s Day celebrations. Orchids are in demand throughout the year and make very good specimen flowers for transworld delivery.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dattajirao K. Salunkhe
    • 1
  • Narayana R. Bhat
    • 1
  • Babasaheb B. Desai
    • 1
  1. 1.Mahatma Phule Agriculture UniversityRahuri District Ahmednagar (M.S.)India

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