Discovery: 1821 by Robert Brown, in Australia.

Name: Kalos=beautiful, anthos=flower

Terrestrial plant

Number of species: 150

Location: South Africa to india and Japan, central America, new-caledonia

2 groups:

  • evergreen without pseudobulb or very small (high humidity, no rest period)
  • deciduous with pseudobulb (need dried season, need rest period after leaves fall)