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The Fringed Star Orchid (Coilostylus ciliaris, formerly Epidendrum ciliare) is a flowering epiphytic plant in the Orchidaceae family of orchids.  

It is native to tropical Central America and South America. 

The flowering inflorescences grow to about 30 centimetres (12 inches) long with up to 6 greenish-white flowers of about 17 centimetres (7 inches) across. 

Photographed at the Orchid Exhibition, Paris Botanical Garden, France, March 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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