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Exhibition of Orchids at the Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro. | by Carlos Vieira.
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Exhibition of Orchids at the Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro.

 

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The orchid is a peculiar plant and shows the most developed and the widest variety of types. Unlike the roses, which are always symmetric and of the same type. The very word orchid has a aphrodisiac connotation, because it comes from the Greek word orchis (testicle) and for the first Greeks botanics the shape of the species in the region resembled the male reproductive organ.

   

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Taken on September 9, 2012