Orchids are one of the best-known plant groups in the global horticultural and cut flower trades. They are also harvested, grown, and traded for a variety of purposes, including as ornamental plants, medicinal products, and food.
The most popular global orchid trade is in artificially propagated cut flowers and plants grown under controlled conditions. Out of 1331 species of orchids of India, 850 species are found in the North Eastern Hill Region due to its congenial climatic conditions, diversified topography, and altitudinal variation. Amongst them, Cymbidium eburneum, C. ensifolium, Paphiopedilum fairrieanum, Paphiopedilum hirsutissimum , Paphiopedilum insigne, Paphiopedilum spicerianum, Paphiopedilum venustum, Paphiopedilum villosum, Renanthera imschootiana, Vanda coerulea, Vanda tessellata, and Vanda stangeana are used as cut flowers.
Native orchid species of India can be effectively utilized for the development of intergeneric, inter-specific or intra-specific
natural hybrids. Investigations on habitat, flowering season, and cultural practices could open up avenues for pot culture, cut flowers, dry flowers, tree mountings, hanging baskets, herbal preparations, and exhibits for market displays.
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