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.

Text book cattleya
Gorgeous Orchids in Hues of Purple

The Lower Lip forms a lovely pout, have a look. Three petals and two sepals ( lower two) make up the Queen of Orchids.

close up
The Queen displaying all the Regal Curves

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.

the complete plant
Blc Rungnabha Fancy Orchid Plant

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?



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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

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