Rare orchid blossom symbol of peace in the botanical gardens of Perm

Rare orchid, known as "Dove of Peace", the first blossomed in the botanical garden of the Perm State National Research University (PGNIU), reported high school.

Throughout the world, this orchid blooms associated with the onset of a successful peace. Her white, waxy flowers like taking off a snow-white dove — the recognized symbol of peace. And the flower is known as the "Dove of Peace."

"Apparently, the end of the world is postponed. Believed that if the blossom" dove of peace ", then wait for a good time" — are reported words of the director of the Botanical Garden of Sergei Shumikhin.

Peristeri high (Peristeria elata Hook.) — Orchid rainforests of Costa Rica, Panama, the Guianas, Brazil and Peru. Her home — Panama, where she is revered as a national symbol. In the hothouse orchid University pigeon came from the collection of Main Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences (Moscow) two years ago and has blossomed for the first time.

Peristeri high as endangered species in nature, is a first application of CITES — Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Endangered. In Central America it is known as an orchid Esperito Santo, or Holy Spirit.

The garden PGNIU for growing such plants set up a special department Stock greenhouse "Epiphytes", which is supported by a certain temperature and humidity conditions. There are more than 120 species of orchids, epiphytic and terrestrial bromeliads, Hoya, anthuriums and passion. In a greenhouse fruit papaya and pineapple. Unique "twist" of the exhibition is a collection of carnivorous plants.

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