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"I was afraid that Trotsky (whose Literature and Revolution I had nibbled at) would not have approved of my interest in orchids."--"Trotsky and the Wild Orchids" (1992) by Richard Rorty

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The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful 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.

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