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What is the smallest orchid?

With more than 2,000 cataloged species, orchids constitute one of the largest families in the plant kingdom. The vast majority of these monocots colonize the intertropical regions, living as epiphytes, that is, as false parasites on the tree trunks.

They also occur as terrestrial plants, in the temperate zones of the planet. Its variety of shapes and sizes overwhelms botanists. Probably the smallest orchid in the world is the Platystele microtathanta , which lives in the jungles of Costa Rica . Its height does not exceed 1.5 centimeters . However, it is not the smallest flowering plant, since some duckweed, which belong to the genus Wolffia , measure less than a millimeter, including the flower.

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