Interesting, Informational and Useful Websites (Part 3)
Below are website links that were selected for being interesting, informational and/or useful for orchid enthusiasts. Readers are encouraged to give feedback, as well as send additional website links to the webmaster. Please go to the "Feedback and About" webpage to offer feedback and other website links. The reader's input is the key to making this page helpful to everyone.
FTBG - WHITMAN TROPICAL FRUIT PAVILLION
This video presents the newly renovated Whitman Tropical Fruits Pavillion, narrated by Chad Husby, Ph.D., Chief Explorer, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The exhibit now allows visitors to walk through a rainforest cloud. Besides tropical fruit trees, orchids are displayed. When the fruit trees are not in bloom, the orchids provide visual enjoyment to the visitor's experience.
FTBG - GARDEN EXPLORER
One is now able to explore Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's extensive living collection with a simple search by name, family, or plot number. Finding some of our other highlights, such as our permanent Chihuly glass sculptures, ponds, and exhibits are also made easy by selecting features on the main menu. Just type in either a common or Latin name and it will locate on the garden's map where the plant. Access can be by computer or phone. If one is physically in the garden, it's a useful tool,
The Orchid Mall - Orchid Societies
The website links to orchid societies around the world by region. EALOC is also listed. Please note the many of the society sites have information on culture, plants of interest in the area and other helpful information. They are well worth "checking out."
The Uses and Misuses of Orchids in Medicine
Orchid products, the tubers, leaves or flowers, were introduced into medicine with no testing for human use, and ultimately their use has declined, not through being proven ineffective, but more through lack of evidence and changes in fashion. This article examines the medicinal uses of orchid plants in the Orient, Europe, the Americas, Australia and Africa, and concludes by examining their usage today.
"Flower of the Holy Spirit" Orchid and Other Videos
This website provides many, many videos of unusual flowers found around the world. Some of these flowers have been referenced in previous links on EALOC's website. Especially, check out the "The Flower of the Holy Spirit" orchid.
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