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Stunning New Orchid Species Discovered

A gorgeous species of orchid in Panama has a new name — it was named after the family of the researcher who discovered the flower.
The orchid, which belongs to the Lophiaris genus, was named Lophiaris silverarum after Katia Silvera, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Riverside, and her father, who discovered the plant about eight years ago while they were hiking in a mountainous area of central Panama.

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