Orchid Short Course (undergraduate) ORH1283


General Information

  • A one-credit course open to all UF students.
  • It meets from 8:00-5:00 p.m. on April 20th and 21st, 2018 in the auditorium classroom at Emerson Alumni Hall. 
  • Guest speakers will present lectures/demonstrations in their area of expertise. 
  • Canvas E-learning site 

Course Description

At the completion of this course, students will have gained an appreciation of the complexity of the orchid family, aspects of their biology and culture, commercial production, and orchid as a hobby.

Course Objectives

The main objective of this course is to provide students with an overview of the orchid family and various aspects of their biology, physiology, and commercial production.

 Specific topics are:

  • Orchid history and classification
  • Orchid production and propagation
  • Orchid flowers and pollination
  • Orchid pests and diseases
  • Specific orchids of commercial interest

The course is delivered by guest lecturers with extensive experience in orchid biology and production, as well as a love for orchids.


None, other than your attention and an interest in orchids