Cooktown orchid


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Cooktown orchid

(ˈkʊktaʊn)
n
(Plants) a purple Australian orchid, Dendrobium bigibbum, found in Queensland, of which it is the floral emblem
[named after Cooktown, a coastal town in NE Queensland]
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An epiphyte "forest" of 60 columns--festooned with rain-forest plants such as bromeliads and Cooktown orchids softened by mists and fog--will be lighted at night with images projected onto the underside of the sails.