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Synonyms for butterfly orchid
any orchid of the genus Psychopsis: spectacular large tiger-striped orchids
any orchid of the genus Oncidium: characterized by slender branching sprays of small yellow and brown flowers
Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip
orchid of Florida and the Bahamas having showy brightly colored flowers
Mediterranean orchid having usually purple flowers with a fan-shaped spotted or striped rose-red lip
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Paula Rudall (of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew), originally viewed these butterfly-orchids as a simple, tractable system ideal for studying the origin of species and so they initiated a focused exploration of all nine Azorean islands.
A combination of field and laboratory research soon showed that butterfly-orchids first colonized the Azores from the Mediterranean rather than from North America, rapidly undergoing miniaturization of their ancestrally large flowers.
Great butter-|fly Orchid, pic by Dr Trevor Dines "Greater butterfly-orchids
are stunning, with a clovelike scent to attract pollinating moths, but they have disappeared from many sites across Wales.
y Cae Blaen-dyffn rynf is home to whorled caraway and thousands of lesser butterfly-orchids