The orchid or christmas orchid is the national flower of colombia in particular the flower is variety cattleya trianae which was originally discovered in 1840 s in colombia. The orchid or cattleya trianaeis the national flower of colombia.
Described as one of the most beautiful flowers in the world botanist emilio robledo chose the orchid cattleya trianae as the representative flowering plant of columbia.
Colombia national flower. It is named in honor of colombian naturalist jose jeronimo triana and is typical of a temperate thermal floor between 1 000 and 2 000 meters above sea level and 17. Having a fetid smell colombian orchids often grow along mountain streams are said to be among the most beautiful on earth. National flowers are symbols representing a country.
Every article about colombia s national flower. The orchid was selected by botanist emilio robledo in representation of the colombian academy of history to determine the most representative flowering plant of colombia. It is also called queen of orchids crimson cattleya or ruby lipped cattleya and flor de mayo may flower in colombian language it comes from the orchidaceae family which sub family is epidendroideae.
The cattleya trianae which some botanists call the may flower or the christmas orchid has been colombia s national flower for almost 80 years. National flower cattleya trianae this flower also called flor de mayo is the flower of the country of flowers. An epiphytic orchid endemic to colombia it has been the national flower since 1936.
The cattleya trianae orchid also known the orquídia tricolor by colombians is a special kind of orchid named after 19th century colombian botanist jerónimo triana. The lip is yellow blue and red like. Cattleya orchid colombia s national flower the cattleya trianae orchid commonly known as may flower or may lily has been the national flower of colombia since 1936.
Which means it must be pretty special right. The national flower of colombia is the orchid cattleya trianae which was named after the colombian naturalist josé jerónimo triana. The flower was named after the colombian naturalist josé jerónimo triana and is also known as also known as the flor de mayo may flower or christmas orchid.
It is commonly known as cattleya orchid or cristmas orchid. It is commonly known as cattleya orchid or cristmas orchid. Did you know that colombia has the largest number of orchids in the world with more than 4 000 different species and 1 543 are only found in our country.
Oh it is alright. For detailed information and pictures of each country s national flower click on the country name. It was chosen as the national flower after a recommendation of the colombian academy of history in 1936 although it has not been officially adopted by law as such.
Some national flowers have cultural or religious roots that go back hundreds or even thousands of years and may or may not have been officially adopted. The national flower of colombia. The orchid was chosen because the lower part of its flower can appear yellow blue and red the colours of the colombian flag.
It is the national flower of colombia. It was chosen for two reasons.