Family in the Global Pollen Project's Master Reference Collection.

Digitised Reference Slides

We currently have 6 digitised slides. Each record may contain multiple individual grains and images.

Orchidaceae (rights holder: David  Eickhoff) © David Eickhoff


The Orchidaceae, known as the orchid family, underwent a spectacularly diverse radiation since its late Cretaceous origin 83-75 million years ago to become one of the two most speciose plant families around today (the other being the Asteraceae), and make up more than one third of monocot species (Ramírez et al. 2007; Gustafsson et al. 2010).  Taxonomy of the orchid family is difficult... Text © Dana Campbell

See more in the Encyclopedia of Life...
Taxonomic Completion
4 of 898 accepted Genera.
Global Pollen Project UUID
Botanical Reference
None available. You can check The Plant List for further information.
Connected Datasets

This taxon is currently linked to the following locations.

The Plant List Global Biodiversity Information Facility