Here’s another batch of the world’s most beautiful orchids.
Orchid plants are the second largest family of flowering plants in the world with between 21,950 and 26,049 known species from 880 genera. There are also more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.
1.) Waling-Waling (Euanthe sanderiana)
The elegant and beautiful Waling-waling of the Philippines is one of the most beautiful and largest orchid flowers in the world. It is hailed as the “Queen of Philippine Flowers” and worshipped as ‘diwata’ (fairy) by Bagobo people. It is native to Mindanao and occurs in the provinces of Davao, Cotabato and Zamboanga. Due to over-collection, Waling-waling is very rare in nature. This beautiful orchid is frequently used in hybridization.
2.) Cambria Orchid
This beautiful orchid flower is not a naturally occurring species. It’s an intergeneric hybrid of various species of orchids. The Cambria Orchid flower is a commercial name for intergeneric hybrids of Brassia, Cochlioda, Lindl, Miltonia Odontoglossum and Oncidium.
3.) Vanda lissochiloides
The Vandopsis lissochiloides is one of the most beautiful orchids in the world endemic to the Philippines. It can be found also in Laos, Thailand and New Guinea. It has a unique combination of sharp yellow and toned pinkish back side. The robust stem of this unique orchid can reach up to 2 m in height. The slightly fragrant flowers can last for several months.
4.) Vanda pachara
I love blue and I always will. The Vanda pachara is a beauty to behold. Its flower is a delight and soothing to the soul. This lovely photo of Vanda pachara was found in United States Botanical Garden in the United States.
5.) Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule)
The picture of a Pink Lady’s Slipper on the above is from Penwood State Park in central Connecticut, USA. This unique and beautiful orchid species is also commonly referred to as Stemless Lady’s-slipperor Mocccasin Flower. The Pink Lady’s Slipper is the provincial flower of Prince Edward Island, Canada.
6.) Vanda tricolor
This is absolutely a beautiful orchid. The Vanda tricolor is a unique orchid species that can be found in Southeast Asia, particularly in Laos and from Java to Bali in Indonesia.
7.) Catleya aclandiae
Catleya orchids are among the most beautiful species of flowering plants in the world. One perfect example is the Cattleya aclandiae. The lovely-looking flower consists of three petal-like sepals, two normal petals on either side and the labellum.
8.) Renanthera storei
Red flowers are always beautiful like the very red flower of the Renanthera storei. I would like to add this to my garden but I am afraid it doesn’t grow well in tropical areas.
9.) Tiger Orchid (Rossioglossum grande)
The Tiger Orchid is a beautiful orchid endemic to Mexico and Honduras. The Tiger Orchid bears up to 8 glossy bright golden yellow flowers with diameter of up to 13 inches. The lip is white flecked with red-brown.
10.) White Egret Flower (Pecteilis radiata)
The unique and beautiful White Egret Flower is a species of orchid native to East Asia – Japan, Korea and China. It was so-named because of its resemblance to a flying egret.
11.) Oncidium papilio
This species of orchid scientifically named Oncidium papilio is simply unique and beautiful – unique in appearance and unique in structure. It is even peculiar for its coloration.
12.) Fringed Catasetum (Catasetum fimbriatum)
The Fringed Catasetum is a unique orchid species with beautiful flower. It is not brightly colored but it’s uniquely structured where the seta is evident.
13.) Acampe paremorsa
Acampe praemorsa is a beautiful orchid species. Not so brightly colored but it can still be considered a beauty of nature.
14.) Mosen’s Zygopetalum (Zygopetalum pedicellatum)
Mosen’s Zygopetalum is a species of beautiful orchid native to southeastern part of Brazil.
15.) Leafless Vanilla (Vanilla aphylla)
Vanilla aphylla is a unique species of vanilla orchid endemic to the Philippines, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in Southeast Asia. All species of Vanilla are vine and they use their fleshy roots to support themselves as they grow.
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