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2014-06-04 16:27:07

PRYOR, Okla., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orchids Paper Products Company ("Orchids") (NYSE MKT: TIS) today announced the closing of the transactions comprising a strategic alliance with Fabrica de Papel San Francisco, S.A. de C.V. ("Fabrica"), as previously discussed in Orchids' press release dated May 5, 2014. This alliance is expected to allow Orchids to effectively and efficiently service customers in the western United States. Orchids paid an aggregate of $36.7 million under...

2014-05-05 16:29:05

PRYOR, Okla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orchids Paper Products Company ("Orchids") (NYSE MKT: TIS) today announced a strategic alliance with Fabrica de Papel San Francisco, S.A. de C.V. ("Fabrica") to support the growth of Orchids' U.S. west coast sales. Fabrica, which is based in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, is a recognized world-class, low cost manufacturer of high-quality tissue paper products. Orchids expects this alliance will allow Orchids to effectively and efficiently...

Orchid Named After UC Riverside Researcher
2014-04-18 11:28:07

By Iqbal Pittalwala, University of California - Riverside 'Lophiaris silverarum' is known to grow only in central Panama One day about eight years ago, Katia Silvera, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, and her father were on a field trip in a mountainous area in central Panama when they stumbled upon an orchid they had never seen before. Unable to identify it, they contacted German Carnevali, a world authority on orchids. The orchid turned out to be...

Europe's Rarest Orchid Rediscovered On The Azores
2013-12-10 09:54:40

PeerJ Researchers studying speciation of butterfly orchids on the Azores have been startled to discover that the answer to a long-debated question "Do the islands support one species or two species?" is actually "three species." Hochstetter's Butterfly-orchid, newly recognized following application of a battery of scientific techniques and reveling in a complex taxonomic history worthy of Sherlock Holmes, is arguably Europe's rarest orchid species. Under threat in its mountain-top...

New Orchids Found In Cuba
2012-12-28 10:23:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Two new species of Caribbean orchid have been discovered by a research team led by the University of Vigo, in collaboration with the Environmental Services Unit at the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park in Cuba. For over two centuries, the Caribbean islands have served as natural laboratories and a source of inspiration for botanists, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. The studies of these men in the tropical...


Latest Orchidaceae Reference Libraries

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2009-04-23 11:25:46

The Orchid Tree (Bauhinia variegate) or Mountain-ebony, is a species of flowering plant native to southeastern Asia, from southern China to west India. It is categorized in the family Fabaceae. The small to medium-sized tree reaches heights between 10 to 12 yards and is deciduous in the dry season. The rounded leaves are double-lobed at the base and apex, and reach lengths and widths between 4 to 8 inches. The flowers are five eye-catching petals of bright pink or white with diameters...

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2009-04-23 11:23:00

The Dwarf White Bauhinia (Bauhinia acuminata), also commonly known as the White Orchid-tree and Snowy Orchid-tree, is a native species of flowering shrub in the tropical southeastern Asia. It is hard to pinpoint the exact native range due to extensive cultivation, but it is believed to be from Malaysia, Indonesian islands, and the Philippines. Similar to other Bauhinia species, the leaves are 2 to 6 inches long and broad, double-lobed and shaped like an ox hoof with an apical crevice up...

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2009-04-17 14:02:14

Zygopetalum is a genus of plant found in the orchid family Orchidaceae. It is part of the subfamily Epidendroideae. This genus consists of 14 species. Its generic name, derived form the Greek word "zygon", means "yoked petal". This name refers to the yoke-like growth at the base of the lip caused by fusion of the petals and sepals (a separate, green part that surrounds and protects the flower bud). This genus occurs in humid forests at mid-elevation and lower regions of South America. Most...

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2005-07-12 12:11:32

Lady Slippers describes the orchids in the subfamily Cypripedioidea, which includes the genera Cypripedium, Mexipedium, Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium and Selenipedium. They are distinguished by their slipper-shaped pouches (modified labellums), which function by trapping insects so that they are forced to climb up past the staminode, behind which they collect or deposit pollinia. This subfamily has been considered by some (Rasmussen, 1985) to be a family Cypripediaceae, separate from the...

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2005-07-12 10:59:33

Orchids (Orchidaceae family) are among the largest and most diverse of the flowering plant (angiosperm) families. There are over 800 described genera and 25,000 (some sources give 30,000) species, and perhaps another 60,000 hybrids and cultivars produced by horticulturalists. The Kew World Checklist of Orchids includes about 24,000 accepted species and about 800 new species are added each year. Orchids, through their floral complexity and their interactions with pollinators and their...

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