Although the orchid is a flower, which is available in basically every color of the rainbow, one of the most captivating and discussed is that of the black flower orchid. Black flowers are considered as being the unicorns of the orchid world, in that they are like mythical beasts with an entire cadre of hopes built around the possibility of their existence. The original â€˜black orchid’ is an entirely different type of orchid than all the rest. In fact, the black flower orchid is considered to be one of the rarest blooms in the world today.
Some Information on the Black Flower Orchid
For hundreds of years orchid growers have been searching and hoping for a truly black orchid, as there is a certain fascination with black blooms that is rather hard to explain. While some say that they have seen a black flower orchid, the general opinion is that this is false, and that no orchid is truly black, but rather a deep blue or something of the sort, which may appear as black to the eye.
The black flower orchid is then, in essence, nothing more than a myth. There are plenty of orchids which appear so dark to the eye that they are considered to practically deserve to be labeled as black, but as of yet no true black orchids have ever been found. For the most part, the flowers that generally get perceived as being black orchids are the ones with extremely dark lips, bars, or petals. So while some attempt to prosper with their claim that they have seen a black flower orchid, as of yet their claims have not been proven to be true and therefore not believed by most.
Black flower orchid is also a name which is sometimes used for the Coelogyne flower. The Coelogyne flower can be found anywhere from tropical lowland forests to montane rainforests. A few species of this flower even grow as terrestrials or as lithophytes in open and humid habitats. Some species require cooler climates to flourish and grow reliably, while others need decidedly warmer temperatures. The Coelogyne flower has a sweet scent, and a few of the species are known as â€˜necklace orchids’, because of their long, pendant, multi-flowered inflorescence. The cooler growing species such as: Coelogyne fimbriata, Coelogyne ovalis, Coelogyne fuliginosa, Coelogyne cristata, Coelogyne flaccida, and the Coelogyne nitida are cool-growing orchids which derive from the Himalayan region of India and Southeast Asia.