I took a picture of this orchid at the Atlanta Botanical Garden last year in June. If there was a name plate for it, I didn't see it. It's mostly white, with a bit of purple-pink color, has very unusually shaped petals, and flowers grow in long, hanging clusters.


Does anyone know what kind of orchid this is (at least the genus)?

  • After digging around a bit, I found that it's actually quite similar in terms of pattern and overall arrangement to the Rhynchostylis retusa but the petals in this specimen have a significantly different shape.
    – p.s.w.g
    May 6 '20 at 19:42
  • If you took the photo in botanical garden, you may be able to ask them. In UK (and on many other places) they do also identification. I find the tepals not so unusual for an orchid: various orchids simulate the form of insects, to attract them. May 8 '20 at 13:27

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