On Friday June 26th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, hosts Ken McKeighen and Ken Boorman will discuss the saprophytic orchids and their unique way of life. They reveal themselves only when they bloom. In the astonishing world of the botany,the saprophytic orchids are different from others due to the fact that they donot carry chlorophyll. Therefore,they need to find food from the organic matters on the forest floor and through the help of the mycorrhizal fungi. The saprophytic orchids will allow mycorrhizal fungi to live inside the tubers or the roots. Those fungi will emit the enzyme to digest the organic matters and will in turn bring about the mutrition needed for the orchids. Water and sugar from the orchids would be the elements given to the fungi in return. This is an example of how they survive by helping each other, amazingly.




Airing On Friday
June 26th

8:00 pm eastern, 7:00 pm central and 5:00 pm pacific



The Green Scene – Saprophytic Orchids

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