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Beautiful Orchids at the Smithsonian

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This collection represents some of my personal favorites from the project to digitize more than 8,000 living specimens of the Orchidaceae family, in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection.

There are thousands (at the time of publishing) orchid specimens available here in the Learning Lab. Find your own favorites using this search.

Learn more in the Smithsonian Insider article, "See thousands of orchids in incredible detail in the Smithsonian’s newly digitized collection."

Coelogyne trinervis

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Gomesa radicans

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Encyclia hybrid

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Vanda curvifolia

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Maxillaria tenuifolia

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Dendrobium jenkinsii

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Bulbophyllum roseopunctatum

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Tolumnia scandens

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Cattleya Pacifica 'Compacta'

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Laelia anceps

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Vanda barnesii

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Liparis condylobulbon

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Bulbophyllum arfakianum

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Brassavola cucullata

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Catasetum sp.

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Rhyncholaelia glauca

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Maxillaria crassifolia

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Vanda hybrid

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Angraecum sesquipedale

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Dendrobium Green Elf

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Dendrobium Green Leopard

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Brassia hybrid

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Oncidium Lemon Drop

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Aeranthes antennophora

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Phalaenopsis Fuller's Sunset

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Masdevallia Denis Roessiger

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Epidendrum ciliare

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Brassavola grandiflora

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Calanthe triplicata

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Prosthechea cochleata

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Dendrobium King of Monkey

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Prosthechea cochleata

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Dendrobium palpebrae #1

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Psychopsis Mariposa 'Mountain'

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Dendrobium Salaya Gold

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Bulbophyllum taiwanense

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Masdevallia Sunny Delight

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Cattlianthe Blazing Treat

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Elleanthus discolor

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Bulbophyllum sp.

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Dendrobium smillieae

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Bulbophyllum fletcherianum

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