Orchid Identification

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Wondering if you can identify this orchid, photo attached. Thanks

 

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There are 15,000 to 35,000 different species of orchids and it is not easy to  id the plant from a photo like this. However, this looks like a clear lip cymbidium orchid. The lip or labellum is the third petal of the flower, modified by evolution into a lip often used as an attractive landing platform for pollinators. For in-depth information on choosing and caring for your orchid see Growing Orchids: a Toronto Master Gardeners Guide  at https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/index.php/factsheet/growing-orchids-a-toronto-master-gardeners-guide/