Description Abstract and extreme close-up of an hybrid orchid. Diverse and Widespread FamilyThe Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colorful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants. The Orchidaceae have about 28,000 currently accepted species, distributed in about 763 genera. The determination of which family is larger is still under debate, because verified data on the members of such enormous families are continually in flux. Regardless, the number of orchid species nearly equals the number of bony fishes and is more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species.
William Castner, Boulder Member Since June 2019 Artist Statement Fine art photographer based in Boulder, Colorado. I exhibit in several regional galleries and hang in hospitals, hotels, corporate offices and private collections. I work extensively with art consultants and interior designers nationwide. My photography has been published in magazines, newspapers, textbooks and as posters, calendars and note cards.