national flower : the Republic of Panama
- Flower namePeristeria elata
- Scientific nameperisteria-elata
- Aliasperisteria_elata, DOVE ORCHARD
- Place of origin Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador
- Place of floweringOverseas, Specific area
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, August, September, October, November, December
What is Peristeria elata
Peristeria elata (scientific name: Peristeria_elata), native to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador, is a deciduous perennial plant in the genus Peristeria of the orchid family. it was declared the national flower of the Republic of Panama by the National Assembly on October 21, 1980. In its native habitat, it grows on tree trunks in humid mountainous areas. It is long-lived, with 4 to 12 flowers that emerge from a bulb and bloom from the bottom up. The small flowers are bowl-shaped and white with purple spots, and the stamens are tightly attached to the lip petals, giving the appearance of a white dove sitting inside. It is insectivorous by the Euglossina bee (Eufriesea concava).
Common name: Peristeria elata, scientific name: Peristeria_elata, native to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, life form: deciduous perennial, subnames: DOVE ORCHARD, Holy Ghost, Holy Ghost Orchid, Holy Ghost Flower, Dove Orchid, plant height: 100-150 cm (flowering season), pseudoscale: 12 cm, leaf shape: lanceolate, leaf length: 30-100 cm, leaf width: 6-14 cm, inflorescence length: 150-200 cm, flower diameter: 4-5.5 cm, flowering season: August-October, November-April. Flower color: white, anther color: yellow, stamen color: yellow, fragrance: yes (smell of beer).