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  • n  genus of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers sometimes grotesque
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  • Among the Orchids, Evidence of Evolution
    The New York Botanical Garden is awash in orchids. A new show presents hundreds of species of orchids, and one in particular stands out for its role in history. It's the Darwin's Star, Angraecum sesquipedale. The plant has a white, star-shaped flower with a peculiarly long nectar spur. The Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden (Victor Chu) In 1862, Charles Darwin was a 53-year old naturalist ...
    April 13, 2014 - WNYC New York Public Radio

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