Carlos Chavez / LAT
The orchid family is the largest in the plant kingdom, with more than 30,000 species. Santa Barbaras orchid nurseries have a stunning variety of plants, beyond the usual types you might find at the supermarket. They include, from top left, the Masdevallia, Lycastes and Paphiopedilum; bottom left, Cymbidium Mighty Tracey #1., some Epidendrums and Paphiopedilum Maudiae, also known as Ladys Slipper.
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