Native to: Southeast Asia
Renanthera is an orchid genus composed of approximately 20 species and is native to Southeast Asia. Joao Loureiro, a Portuguese Jesuit missionary and naturalist, first described the genus in 1790. These orchids produce remarkably colorful blooms in hues of red, yellow, and orange-red. The long inflorescence, or clusters of flowers, can be composed of hundreds of flowers in some species. Orchids in this genus are monopodial, meaning the orchid grows upright from a single point.