Orchid, family of 28,000 species

By Lola,

The Orchid family (Orchidaceae) includes around 28,000 species of all shapes, colours and aromas.

Some orchids are highly fragrant, many however (some 25%) are odourless.

Those with fragrance emit a widely varied spectrum of nuances. Everything from coconut and raspberry to jasmine and cinnamon, not to mention some species with a decidedly unpleasant tang as in rotting flesh and dung.