Singing Orchid Discovered in the Amazon Rainforest

It’s well known that there are thousands of undiscovered species in the Amazon, but the latest find is one of the most incredible.


Scientists in Cool Earth’s Asháninka project in the Peruvian Amazon have discovered an extremely rare flower with a truly amazing property: it sings.

Orchidaceae cantus is a beautiful multi-coloured orchid that flowers high up in the canopy of Peruvian Pine trees. And when it wants to attract the hummingbirds that spread its pollen, it emits a beautiful, high pitched sound.

Dr Hannnah Peck from Cool Earth made the discovery: “I’ve travelled to rainforest regions all over the world but never seen anything like this. When several flowers ‘sing’ at the same time, the effect is mesmerising”

If you want to protect the habitat of these incredibly rare and incredibly unqiue orchids, sponsor an acre of Peruvian Rainforest today.