The name orchid is derived from the Greek word “orkhis”. This exotic flower was named by an ancient Greek botanist named Theophrastos who thought that the fleshy underground tubers resembled the male anatomy.
One of the major orchid genera is Paphiopedilum. The name is derived from the word “Paphos” which is the name of the temple where the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, was worshiped.
The orchid has been held in high regard since ancient times. It symbolizes
The Demonstration is by Steven Fang Yucheng, who is the Chinese painting teacher at www.artist.com.sg. Steven’s personal website www.stevefang.com