Orchids of Assam | Types & Importance


In Assam you can find nearly 800 species of Orchids in their natural state. Orchids are the charm for an orchidologist and a gardener. FAmous for their rare beauty and quality the importance of Orchids are increasing by the day.

Orchids in Assam
In Assam and the adjacent states of North East you can find more than 800 species of different beautiful orchids. Orchids are charm for gardeners and the attraction orchidologists of all over the world. Though 'Kapowphool' (Rhyncostylis Retusa) is the most commonly known and widely popular orchid in Assam it is the abode of some famous and endangered species of orchids.

Importance of Orchids
1. Orchids are famous for their different and attractive colours , shapes and for their beauty. They are charms for a a person who loves flower.

2. They are not only beautiful but also important for their essence which are used in making of artificial scent.

3. Orchids are also used in cosmetics .

4. Some orchids are used to produce natural scent to use in food items. Vanilla is one such orchid which is used to produce vanilla essence that are used in cakes, ice creams etc.

Where in Assam one can find orchids
In the districts of upper Assam like Tinsukia and Dibrugarh there are hundreds of different species of orchids. The Dibru Saikhowa National Park alone you can find 35 species of orchids .

Tinsukia district also houses 67 species of orchids in natural state. As space for nature in decreasing daily and pollution is increasing it has become difficult to keep orchids . Because they are delicate and cannot bear with extreme climate conditions. So orchidologist round the globe are eyeing on the orchids that are lying in natural condition in Assam and the North east states.


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