Orchids are woven through Chinese culture. What happens if they vanish?

Orchids are woven through Chinese culture. What happens if they vanish? ‘Orchids grow where others cannot,’ said Confucius, but as wild plants disappear, botanical institutions are helping to preserve both the flowers and the cultural significance attached to themUnfurling across paintings, poems and carvings, Cymbidium orchids are more than just wild plants in China. They are inextricably linked with the country’s culture. But this rich blooming of human response to orchids that has endured for millennia is fragile, and as Cymbidium orchids increasingly vanish from the wild so too do the words and knowledge that humans have about them.Every year the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the New York Botanical Garden… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/29/orchids-are-woven-through-chinese-culture-what-happens-if-they-vanish