Value Addition to 75 Indian Orchid Species

  • L.C. De ICAR- NRC for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim (737 106), India
Keywords: Cut flowers, Orchid species, Pot plants, Value addition


Orchids account for c. 8% of angiosperm species diversity. Value addition in floriculture increases the economic value and consumer appeal of any floral commodity. In floriculture, value addition is made through genetical changes, processing or diversification. The profitability of a commodity is increased when a raw material is converted into a unique product. In India, about 1331 species belonging to 186 genera represent about 5.98% of the world orchid flora and 6.83% of the flowering plants in India. In this study, value addition of 75 Indian orchid species is discussed.


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How to Cite
De, L. 2021. Value Addition to 75 Indian Orchid Species. Biotica Research Today. 3, 11 (Nov. 2021), 982-995.