Question and Answer



Subject: Where do orchids come from
From: Marley cavtel.net
Date sent: Mon, 10 Sep 2001


comments = Hi! I hope to here back from you ASAP! I have a speech on WED. the 12th, there's probally no way. . .but I was just wondering if you knew where orchids originated from? That's my only question!

Thanks!

Marley
 
Hi Marley

This is a quite difficult question.

Orchids firstly are an actively evolving group of plants. Orchids are generally believed to have evolved from early members of the lilly family, and orchids are considered the most highly evolved members of this order. Other members are lilies, amarullises, irises and all orchids.

I hope this simple answer assists

With kind regards

Phil
 


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