Brassia orchid

Brassia orchid

Brassia orchid is a beautiful, aromatic flower with long, slender “spider-leg” sepals. The upper petals are a light-yellow green and the lower sepals are creamy with a hint of rosy red. Maroon markings ring the blossoms and the lip, which is nearly translucent and resembles a pointy chin.The Brassia orchid is native to the wet forests of tropical Central andSouth America.

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Masdevallias orchid

Masdevallia orchid

Masdevallia doesn’t even look like an orchid. Masdevallias resemble kites in flight. These orchids have very exaggerated sepals (the top central and the two bottom “petals”), so much so that the three parts merge together to form a tube with tail-like extensions.Masdevallias are cool-growing orchids naturally found in the high-elevation South American Andean cloud forests, with the highest concentration in Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.

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Paphiopedilum orchid (lady slipper orchid)

Paphiopedilum orchid

Paphiopedilum orchids are the most commonly grown lady slipper orchids because they are more adaptable to cultivation than other kinds of ladyslippers.The 60 Paphiopedilum species are native to India, southern China, New Guinea and the Philippines.They can easily be grown at home, and each flower can provide you weeks, if not months, of enjoyment.

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Zygopetalum Orchid

Zygopetalum Orchid

Zygopetalum orchids have long history, a Brazilian name Mackay gave an orchid to the famous orchid botanist, Sir William Hooker. Sir Hooker examined this unique new orchid and created a new genus for it: Zygopetalum. The first species of Zygopetalum orchids was named Zygopetalum mackayi in honor of that Brazilian gentleman. This genus derives its name from the Greek zygon (yoke) and petalon (petal), and is a perfect description of the growth at the base of the lip. These plants produce multiple blooms that can last for up to 8 weeks, and are often bred to be used as cut flowers.

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Maxillaria Orchid

maxillaria orchid

Maxillaria orchids are well-known, but not necessarily popular. There are over 300 species in this genus, but not many are grown by orchid enthusiasts, because only a small portion of the species produces showy flowers. Those that do, produce single flowers on short spikes. Some of them are magnificently fragrant.Native to tropical America, this genus derives its name from the Latin word maxilla which means jawbone.Normally, the lip of these plants looks like an arched tongue and has three unremarkable lobes. The result is a blossom that slightly resembles a jawbone.

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Angraecum Orchid

Angraecum Orchid

Angraecum Orchid is a small star-shaped orchid and  commonly called the Comet Orchid.The name refers to the flower’s star shape, and from the very long tail (spur) at the back of the lip.The comet orchid is only one of over 200 species of Angraecum orchids. Native to tropical Africa and Madagascar, these plants vary widely in flora and vegetation.Many of these orchids also possess a wonderful fragrance.

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Brassavola orchid

Brassavola orchid

Brassavola orchids  smell like citrus named after the 16th century Italian physician, Antonio Musa Brassavola, these orchids are some of the easiest orchids to cultivate.Brassavola orchids produce white or greenish white flowers that emit a wonderful citrusy smell. The fragrance is emitted only at night, though, to attract the right moth. The popularity of this genus of 20 different species of orchids.

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