Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Creature 315: Peristeria elata

Another Orchid

It's about time I had another lazy day, so let's have another orchid. Today it is Peristeria elata.

It is commonly known as the dove orchid, because it sort of looks like a dove.



Distribution:
The dove orchid is native to central America and South America above the equator.

Classification:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Angiosperms
Class: Monocotyledon
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Peristeria
Species: Peristeria elata

Image Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peristeria_elata
https://featuredcreature.com/6-amazing-orchids-that-look-just-like-animals/

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