Orchid flowers

Orchid flowers

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Caption: Orchid flowers (Masdevallia glandulosa), seen from the side. Each flower has three large sepals that taper to points. This orchid grows in forests in the mountains of Ecuador and Peru. It is epiphytic (it grows on trees). There are more than 30,000 species of orchids worldwide, many of which are grown as ornamental flowers.

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Keywords: biological, biology, botanical, botany, ecuadorian, epiphyte, epiphytic, flower, flowering, flowers, masdevallia glandulosa, montane, nature, orchid, ornamental, peruvian, plant, reproduction, reproductive, sepal, sepals, south american, tropical

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