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Portal do Orquidófilo  was developed so that every orchidist can find the answers  and information for a successful cultivation!
Portaldoorquidofilo is a portal for all of us, so your contribution is important and welcome! 
Share your experiences with us, and together we will help collectors from all over World.
Marcelo Zager


What is an orchid?

        São plantas que pertencem à família Orchidaceae, one of the largest in the plant kingdom.

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ There are more than 35 thousand species, with the most different shapes and colors, from the most classical to the most exotic, rare and unknown. Most of them are found attached to tree trunks in tropical forests, but they are found all over the world except Antarctica. 

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ The wordOrchidderives from the Greek word órkhis  which means "in the form of testicles". This denomination was attributed by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher who verified the similarity of the roots of some orchids with human testicles. Therefore, in the Middle Ages it was believed that orchids had aphrodisiac characteristics. Thus, the Greeks believed that the orchid was a symbol of virility. In Ancient Greece, if a young woman presented herself with orchids adorning her head, it meant that she was looking for her ideal match. If the same happened to an older woman, it was most often a sign of ostentation, a demonstration of her wealth and luxury in which she lived.

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   Welcome to this wonderful and intriguing world! 

         Esteja convidado a navegar por este portal and reveal all its secrets 


orquidea sophronitis coccinea amarela

Problems with as Orchids

       Certainly that's not the nicest part of "Portal do Orquidófilo"!
       But unfortunately it is a subject that cannot be ignored and certainly every collection will one day need specific care due to pests, diseases or even nutritional deficits.    
pragas em orquideas lesmas, caramujos, lagartas, vespinhas, diabrotica, brasileirinho,


poddridão negra em orquideas, fungos, manchas em folhas das orquideas, fusariose, antracnose,


deficit nutricional em orquideas



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