Oncidium: The Dancing Lady.

This kind of orchid was called as such because every time the flower stems sway even with the slight breeze, the flowers seem to be dancing. According to stories, early explorers were spellbound by fields golden yellow, doll-like flowers moving gracefully in the wind.  So the first Oncidiums were called “The Dancing Lady”, as symbol of the beautiful, exotic dancers of Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

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