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In Photos: Orchids

Stunning new orchid

An image of an orchid

(Image credit: Katia Silvera, UC Riverside)

These are the images of a new orchid species, Lophiaris silverarum, that was named after the family of Katia Silvera, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, who discovered the plant. The photo gallery also includes other orchid species that Silvera has studied.

Gorgeous discovery

An image of an orchid

(Image credit: Gaspar Silvera)

Lophiaris silverarum

An image of an orchid

(Image credit: Katia Silvera, UC Riverside)

Dimerandra emarginata

An image of an orchid

(Image credit: Katia Silvera, UC Riverside)

Rossioglossum ampliatum

An image of an orchid

(Image credit: Katia Silvera, UC Riverside)

Encyclia cordigera

An image of an orchid

(Image credit: Katia Silvera, UC Riverside)

Epidendrum anceps

An image of an orchid

(Image credit: Katia Silvera, UC Riverside)