- Category: Eco-Village Tour
- Published on Sunday, 04 September 2011 16:18
- Written by Trys
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Orchids are the largest family of flowers kingdom.
There are 30,000 varieties of orchids in the world and nearly 300 varieties are found in Belize.
The Cow Horn Orchid (SCHOMBURGKIA Tibicinis) is our Village Flower, it has a huge hollow pseudo bulb that provides space for ants to nest who in return provide protection. The peduncle which can reach up to 10 feet long grows about
20 brightly colored flowers. The Cow Horn Orchid is often seen in the mangrove and in the low Pine Ridge area. It is very capable of enduring hardship, can grow in the burning sun, hanging on the air, soaking in the water, or even in the muddy ground