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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDove Orchid

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Glossary
Dove Orchid

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Peristeria elata
Abbreviation Per.
Common Name Dove Orchid
Etymology
Peristeria From Greek peristera meaning dove.
elata From Latin elatum meaning elevated or tall.

  See also:  Other Genera

This rare orchid is the national flower of Panama. The flowers are cup shapped and inside the cup, the petals and column resemble a dove taking off.


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