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 ŠĹĄŌĀŌáőĻŌā (√≥rkhis), literally meaning “testicle”, because of the shape of the root.¬†Linnaeus¬†categorized the family as¬†Orchidaceae.¬†Orchid¬†was introduced in 1845 by¬†John Lindley¬†in¬†School Botany, due to an incorrect attempt to extract the Latin stem (orchis) from¬†Orchidaceae.
The Greek myth of¬†Orchis¬†explains the origin of the plants. Orchis, the son of a¬†nymph¬†and a¬†satyr, came upon a festival of¬†Dionysus¬†(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 the¬†gods¬†instead changed him into a flower.
These flowers were previously called¬†Orchis,¬†Satyrion¬†(Satyrion feminina), or “ballockwort”.