Orchid flower

Orchid flower

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Caption: Orchid flower (Sophronitis coccinea). The smaller, tube-shaped, central petal is called the lip. This is a specialised petal that attracts pollinators and guides them towards the reproductive parts. This orchid is found in south-eastern Brazil. It is usually epiphytic (growing 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, brazilian, epiphyte, epiphytic, flower, flowering, labellum, lip, nature, one, orchid, ornamental, plant, reproduction, reproductive, single, sophronitis coccinea, south american, tropical

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