In Germany you can find orchids. You can find orchids on every continent except in the Antarctic. Most species grow in the tropics and subtropics. Although orchids prefer warm, Mediterranean climes, so have they spread in almost every region of the world and adapted to the climatic conditions. In Europe, we counted 250 species. Already, long before they began to introduce tropical orchids from overseas, native orchids here were grown.
Native orchids are found in almost all locations of in Germany although they are most commonly represented in the medium and high altitudes. You prefer airy mossy base where their tubers take hold without the roots of waterlogging information. Due to the climatic changes, one can notice a changed distribution in the orchids. So some stocks steadily decline while others spread unusually. Through the forest by means of fast-growing monocultures such as for example pine native orchids are more and more of their sites displaced, since the Sun in this permeates monocultures not good down to the floor and then quickly too cold it is the plants. Unfortunately, many orchid species in Germany are already extinct because reckless lovers dig up the plants, which are partly individually, and thus promoting the opportunity take them.
The Lady’s slipper, like living on lime-rich soils in sparse forest regions is one of the best-known species in Germany. Settle into the forests, and increasing the shading of the woman shoe, he will cease to bloom, until the plant is eventually completely away. As with all orchid species is its drastic decline on the draconian lifting by collectors. You can find really great stocks but still in the presenting of Thuringia and Baden-Wurttemberg. The most important native orchids are: the Yellow Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium calceolus) the little Orchid (orchis morio) representing the other Knabenkraute of the Orchid (Ophrys) with its many subspecies the Cabbage rose (Nigritella) the ball orchis (Traunsteinera globosa)