World’s Tallest Orchid

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by Susan Taylor

Originally published in BellaOnline

Posted by Sys Admin almost 10 years ago.


This article references Sob. altissima.
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The tallest freestanding orchid is Sobralia altissima from the high forests of Peru. It is reported to grow up to 44 feet or 13.5 meters high in optimum conditions. The bright reddish-purple flowers are up to 6 inches or 15 centimeters across and are displayed in spectacular groups of up to 8 flowers per stem.

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