These Gorgeous Cattleya Orchids where photographed at THE HIDDEN FOREST, Gangtok, Sikkim.
They are also called the Queen of Orchids and are native to distant Costa Rica.
The Lower Lip forms a lovely pout, have a look. Three petals and two sepals ( lower two) make up the Queen of Orchids.
The Featured image is of a flower from this lovely potted Orchid which fortunately had the name tag saving me hours of research hunting for the species.
Do check out a previous blog titled SLIPPER”Y” ORCHIDS to compare Orchids from different families.
I loved the Enchanting World of Orchids in Sikkim, India. Do you too?