Hoe komen orchideeën aan hun naam? Phalaenopsis

When the first Europeans visited Southeast-Asia ages ago, they did not only find the much-desired spices, but also encountered very beautiful orchids. The white flowers looked like butterflies in the dark, dense jungle forests and in the gardens of local chieftains and sultans. They were already popular!

Text: Rob Böck, Photos: in the text
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