Cattleya trianae splash
Cattleya trianae is also known as Flor de Mayo (May flower) in Colombia. The extremely large (>20cm) flowers emit a fine, pleasant, slightly sweet fragrance. Cattleya trianae is very diverse in coloration, ranging from pure white to white with red lip, light pink to dark pinkish violet. Cattleya trianae became the Colombian national flower in November 1936:
1. the lip is yellow, blue and red, like the Colombian flag.
2. the species was named after the 19th century Colombian botanist José Jerónimo Triana.