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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The World’s Most Beautiful Orchids Two | Gomestic

The World’s Most Beautiful Orchids Two | Gomestic

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)




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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.

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