Orchids of Costa Rica - Resilient Beauty

If you are an orchid-lover, you are in for a rare treat!

Cloud Forest now brings you over 30 interesting Costa Rican orchid species in its first orchid display themed around the country’s orchids, which will run from now till 11 July. 

Among the orchids in the display are Acianthera decipiens, which has flowers that gradually change colour over time, from dark purple in the initial days of blooming, to red, and finally orangey-yellow, and Ornithocephalus inflexus, which produces spikes of dainty, crystalline green to white flowers that resemble birds in flight. Lankester Botanical Garden has also donated orchids for the display, such as Specklinia pfavii, an endangered orchid bearing striking yellow flowers covered in nectar-secreting warts, which feed the fruit flies that pollinate them, and Scaphyglottis micrantha, which is commonly called Small Flowered Scaphyglottis because of the tiny white flowers that measure just 4mm in size.

Orchids of Costa Rica – Resilient Beauty is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Costa Rica in Singapore and the country’s prestigious Lankester Botanical Garden, whose mission includes studying orchids and other epiphytes for their conservation.

The orchid display also commemorates 35 years of diplomatic relations between Costa Rica and Singapore.


 The Orchids of Costa Rica display is made possible with the support of the Embassy of Costa Rica in Singapore and Lankester Botanical Garden. The Orchids of Costa Rica display is made possible with the support of the Embassy of Costa Rica in Singapore and Lankester Botanical Garden.
Date & Time

Tues, 28 Jun - Mon, 11 Jul 2022

Location

Cloud Forest


Orchid Highlights

Click on the images to read more on some of the interesting orchids.