Whoever did the line that there were “orchards” on Sir Paul Holmes’ coffin had better brush up their CV…
Which if you look at the etymology of word is really very appropriate for the state of the Herald under Shayne Currie:
The name comes from the Greek á˝ĎĎÎšĎ (Ăłrkhis), literally meaning “testicle”, because of the shape of the root.Â LinnaeusÂ categorized the family asÂ Orchidaceae.Â OrchidÂ was introduced in 1845 byÂ John LindleyÂ inÂ School Botany, due to an incorrect attempt to extract the Latin stem (orchis) fromÂ Orchidaceae.
The Greek myth ofÂ OrchisÂ explains the origin of the plants. Orchis, the son of aÂ nymphÂ and aÂ satyr, came upon a festival ofÂ DionysusÂ (Bacchus) in the forest. He drank too much, and attempted to rape a priestess of Dionysus. For his insult, he was torn apart by the Bacchanalians. His father prayed for him to be restored, but theÂ godsÂ instead changed him into a flower.
These flowers were previously calledÂ Orchis,Â SatyrionÂ (Satyrion feminina), or “ballockwort”.