In looking up orchid varieties to identify what I had at hand I found out that there are 15,682 species in 774 genera according to The Internet Orchid Species Catalog found here. Thats one helluva lot of orchids. The ones in these photos were carefully selected by me at the local supermarket to celebrate Phyllis’ birthday recently. For those of you who are curious they appear to be of the Phalaenopsis type of which there are 51 species listed. A word of caution though, the last time the list was updated in my reference was 1998. Who knows what may have developed in the wonderful world of orchids since then??