The Orchidaceae comprises 5,000 species distributed among 410 genera. The species are mostly tropical but are found in temperate climates, one as far north as the 68th degree of latitude. The orchids are of especial interest to lovers of flowers because of their great beauty, peculiar forms, sweet fragrance and strange habits, and are great favorites with floriculturists in the old world as well as in the new.
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Fitzpatrick, T. J. and Fitzpatrick, M. F. L.
"The Orchidaceae of Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 7(1), 187-196.
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