In vitro propagation of Paphiopedilum orchids

  title={In vitro propagation of Paphiopedilum orchids},
  author={Songjun Zeng and Weichang Huang and Kunlin Wu and Jianxia Zhang and Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva and Jun Duan},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Biotechnology},
  pages={521 - 534}
Abstract Paphiopedilum is one of the most popular and rare orchid genera. Members of the genus are sold and exhibited as pot plants and cut flowers. Wild populations of Paphiopedilum are under the threat of extinction due to over-collection and loss of suitable habitats. A reduction in their commercial value through large-scale propagation in vitro is an option to reduce pressure from illegal collection, to attempt to meet commercial needs and to re-establish threatened species back into the… 

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