The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants. These are commonly known as orchid family. The blossoms are colorful and fragrant. Thanks to the Nandankanan management, Bhubaneswar Nandankanan has the glimpse of the orchid house. Orchid house is one of the centers of attraction of Nandankanan. The Nandankanan has more than 1000 orchid plants. The orchid plants are of 57 different varieties and 37 unique species. It has spread over 5000 square feet area. It is operational since 2010.
The Orchids House attracts students, plant scientists, photographers, nature lovers. It fills the wandering visitor’s eyes and hearts. The plant scientists do visit this place to conduct research of these flowering plants. A lot of schools even conduct the showcasing program to the students. It helps the students to learn visually about the orchid plants.
The plants in the orchid house are from different parts of our country. Some of the species are from countries such as Mexico, the US, Indonesia, Myanmar and southeast Asia.
In spite of the variety of species, a lot of researchers, as well as students, has more expectations. We got to know by interacting some of the people. We knew that they feel like we can increase the orchid diversity. A lot of other orchids can be planted here. In such case, the orchid lovers to not need to travel distant orchid houses. It will help the Odisha tourism to attract more visitors to the temple city Bhubaneswar.
Researchers currently travel to Similipal and other parts of Odisha or India to conduct research. If the Nandankanan management will consider increasing the number of species in the orchid house Bhubaneswar itself then it would attract tourists and plant scientists.
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