Green-flowered Orchids

Some Orchids with predominantly green flowers

Although lavender, pink, orange and red orchids rate high in the marketplace, growers with large or mixed collections usually have one or a few green-flowered orchids. There is something fresh about a lettuce-green flower that appeals to our nature. Although most commonly cultivated genera have green species, they are certainly not common. Below we present a sampling of favorite green orchids. Try a few, they are certain to make your fellow growers green with envy!

Bonatea speciosa

Cymbidium goeringii

Cycnoches chlorochilon

Coelogyne pandurata

Catasetum integerrimum

Dendrobium anceps

Dendrobium ionopus

Epidendrum difforme

Ida locusta

Paphiopedilum malipoense

Paphiopedilum tonsum

Rhyncholaelia digbyana