The Orchid, Bella's Favorite Flower: Bolivia for Kids

by Kricket

We all know what orchids are. Orchids are a flower. But did you know this about orchids in Bolivia?

5 Facts about Orchids

1. Bolivia has the most species of orchids in the world. 2000-3000 in total.

2. Every year in October there is an Orchid Festival in the middle of the Chiquitania region in the town of ConcepciĆ³n.

3. Almost 80% of orchids are epiphytes. Epiphytes are plants that grow on other plants, but without being a parasite.

4. Orchids make up more than 10% of Bolivia's total flora.

5. 1000 of the Bolivian orchids were at the III Annual Orchid Expo.

6. Extra Fact: Orchids are Bella's favorite Flower! Image Source.

Hope you enjoyed these 5 Facts (plus 1) about orchids in Bolivia. Which leads me to today's question: If there are so many types of orchids in Bolivia, how many types of orchids are there IN THE WORLD!? If you know the answer, tell us in the comments below.

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Submitted 2015-04-07

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