Oncidium Orchid – the Dancing Lady

The number of orchid species is about four times the number of mammal species, or more than twice the number of bird species.

Bulbophyllum (石豆蘭 in Chinese), Cattleya (嘉德麗亞蘭), Paphiopedilum (aka Slipper Orchid, 拖鞋蘭), Vanda (萬代蘭), Dendrobium (石斛蘭), Phalaenopsis (蝴蝶蘭)… there are just too many orchid species that it seems like a mission impossible to tell apart the different species of this beautiful flowering plant.

But after I saw the blooming of Oncidium orchid (aka Dancing Lady, 文心蘭)  a few days ago, I believe that from now on, at least I will be able to recognize the Dancing Lady from all the rest  🙂

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No wonder this orchid is also called the Dancing Lady (跳舞蘭).  These ladies are just gorgeous. Don’t you think? 😉