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Crucifix orchid - Epidendrum sp.

Crucifix orchids are native to the tropics and subtropical regions of the North and South America.

 

The common name 'crucifix orchid' is a reference to the lip of the flower (called the labellum) seen here, which resembles a small cross. Interestingly, the lip is not symmetrical in this flower.

  

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Taken on August 25, 2012