Dove Orchid is also called as Holy Ghost Orchid. It is a genus of Peristeria. The genus name come from the Greek word peristerion meaning “from dove”. It is found across much of South America as well as in Panama, Costa Rica and Trinidad.
Dove Orchid is the national flower of Panama. In its native habitat, Peristeria can usually be found growing near the edge of hardwood forests. In the fall, after the trees in the hardwood forest lose their leaves, the plants are exposed to full sun throughout the cool, dry winter.