Orchids can be found almost anywhere in the world, although 10,000 of the approximately 30,000 varieties are found in tropical rain forests. The rain forests of Central America, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Borneo and Costa Rica are host to wild orchids. Orchids do not grow in extremely arid and frigid locations.
Orchids can grow underground, on rocks or in the soil, but most grow on other plants and trees. They are a diverse species in both size and color. Some orchids are very small, with nickel-sized blooms. Others have blooms that are 12 to 14 feet long. Orchids come in a variety of colors, with the exception of black.Learn More
There are black orchids in existence, but they are very rare, according to the Online Flowers Guide. The destruction of their natural habitat is the reason for their rarity.Full Answer >
According to Orchid Plant Care, aphids are one of the primary pests that destroy rain forest orchids. Aphids are tiny insects with soft bodies that range in color from translucent to blue, black and brown.Full Answer >
Stomata are found on the bottom of leaves to reduce dehydration. Water is lost through these small pores, which usually can only be seen with a microscope.Full Answer >
Trees found in temperate woodlands and shrublands include ash, oak and birch trees; other plant life found in such areas include bluebell, oxlip and primrose flowers, along with sage, thyme and rosemary herbs. Various mosses and grasses are also abundant in these areas.Full Answer >