Fried Egg Orchids

I’ve decided to take another shot at Wordless Wednesdays, and have failed. How can I leave it without words?

I saw these orchids several times through our Thailand trip, and naturally referred to them as “Fried Egg Orchids.” I think the reason is fairly obvious.

Before posting here I did a quick search for “Fried Egg Orchid” and wouldn’t you know it, that’s what other people call them, too! Dendrobium thyrsiflorum if you’re being botanically correct.

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11 thoughts on “Fried Egg Orchids

  1. These lovely flowers have been used in Chinese medicine for a long time. Modern medicine research has found the leaves contain coumarins. This active component has
    multiple biological functions, such as anti-HIV, anti-tumor,
    anti-hypertension, anti-arrhythmia, anti-osteoporosis,
    assuaging pain, preventing asthma and antisepsis. What a powerful plant!

  2. Oh I LOVE them!
    There is a Peony that looks like a fried egg as well, and it’s long been on my ‘gotta get’ list, but damned if I can remember the name.

  3. What pretty flowers! I have lots of mysteries in my garden that I posted today and yesterday, I think maybe you’re the perfect person to tell me what surprises I have growing in my new garden. It’s my first summer at this house. Stop by and peak if you have time. :)

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