The Darwin´s orchid blooms for the first time in the Canary Islands

The Darwin's orchid has bloomed for the first time in the Canary Islands in the Tropicarium of the Botanical Garden Pirámides de Güímar.

This Orchid native to Madagascar is an example of coevolution.

It has a 30 cm spur with an attractive nectar. When he was first introduced to the orchid, the renowned scientist predicted that there should be a butterfly that would have a proboscis equal in size to the Orchid's spur. In Nature everything has an explanation, and 42 years later the butterfly "Xanthopan morganii praedicta" was described, thus confirming Darwin's prediction.

To watch a beautiful video of this Orchid, click here.

We hope that our Tropicarium can open its doors very soon so that all visitors can enjoy our botanical collection. #piramidesdeguimar #sorprendente

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