The latest volume of the Orchideen Journal featured ‘Epicrianthes aquinoi’ on the cover of its latest volume which was published on Tuesday.
The flower is color yellow and has pale brown spots in it.
“Epicrianthes aquinoi is endemic to the Philippines, and has so far only been found in Bukidnon province on Mindanao. It grows as an epiphyte, in open forest at elevations of about 1,220 meters,” the journal stated.
One of the authors named Miguel David De Leon , posted on Facebook the reason why they named the orchid after him – they wanted to honor outgoing President Aquino.
“We took the liberty to name this yellow-colored species in honor of the 15th President of the Philippines, His Excellency President Benigno Aquino III. Thank you, Mr. President, for serving our country!” he wrote.