What Is The National Flower of Honduras?
Orchid is the national flower of Honduras. The common name is Digby’sBeaked Laelia or Brassavoladigbyana. It is also known as “Orchid of the Virgin”, which are comes from the Orchidaceae family which sub family is Epidendroideae. Rhyncholaeliais the genus and digbyanais the species of the Honduras’s national flower.
Honduras is a country rainforests rolling hills and also the land of Orchids or Brassavoladigbyana, which are the national flower of Honduras and also the national symbol of Honduras since 1969. But Roses were the prior national flower emblem and national symbol of Honduras and celebrated accordingly since 1946. The question arises whereas rose is not belong the native of Honduras how it represent the country. At last the National Congress decided to replace rose and designate Orchid as the National flower and as well as national flower symbol of Honduras.
Usually Honduras is known as the” Capital of flowers” throughout the country. Lot of attractive flower grown in Honduras including tropical varieties of color shade, fragrant and various species. Such as the cheerful Roses, Alpinia,Heliconia and Bougainvelea which are vibrant in color. The Hibiscus those are sun- loving with various shade of color can found all over the country.
Facts about Honduras’s National Flower (Orchid)
- Common Name: Orchid, BrassavolaDigbyana, “Orchid of the Virgin”,.
- Genus: Rhyncholaelia
- Species: Digbyana
- Found in: Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras.
- Color: Pale Green
- Size: up to seven inches
- Number of petals: 5-100
- Time of blooming: All around the year
- Purpose: Ornamental, Aromatherapy
- Symbolism: Resilience and endurance
The Orchid or BrassavolaDigbyana is the national flower of Honduras and it also the beautiful symbol of the country. At the time when the flower was adopted as the national flower, the national congress set up some measures to protect and conserved the plant of orchid. They have control over the commercialization in the region where the native species of orchid grown. Generally it can grow nicely in house i.e. homely atmosphere and temperature that means the temperature should be 65 to 70 degree Fahrenheit in day time and 58 to 60 degree Fahrenheit in night time. The particular type of orchid is bigger than the oriental orchid. , this type of orchid can provide up to seven inch flowers, pale green, and quite fragrant especially at night.
The lip is really big and wide. The middle lobe spreads out like a fan. It is excellently speckled with pale green. Some jewelry brands in Honduras make necklaces, earrings and brooches crafted by gold plating real orchid. The orchid is also used in aromatherapy. Because of the light and sweet fragrance, BrassavolaDigbyanaorchid is perfect for gifts and souvenirs. Orchid flowers have some special meaning in express right message and that message can be, Happy Birth Day, Thank you, Happy Anniversary or Congratulation for promotion and it differs on the basis of flowers variety. It is also signify the emotion that also varies country to country. Some examples are: in Japan it is known as symbol of wealth and nobility. In Chinese tradition it shows as the symbol of refinement and innocence and also symbol of many children. In England it is the symbol of pure love and affection, also the symbol of rare & soft beauty, love and friendliness. The plant of Orchid increase humidity in the environment that can help to avoid the seasonal sickness like cough, throat aching and skin dryness. It was found after the research on flu, the high percentage of humidity can decrease the spreading of flu.
To sum up, The National flower of Honduras, Orchid or BrassavolaDigbyanasymbolizes the national spirit, pride and identity of Honduras.