It “hung from its stem like a stripper’s tassel”

“Passion flowers” – really? The Telegraph reporter Diana McAdam visits the Singapore Orchid Festival and she’s hot and bothered by more than the weather:

Orchids cascaded from tree branches and hung like bats or perched like birds of paradise. They flocked and squatted and twirled, some pouting lasciviously, others waving regally or reaching out curiously. Vandaenopsis ‘Nelson Mandela’ was bowing sedately to the starched white wimple of Dendrobium ‘Mother Theresa’ while, nearby, a lipstick-bright beauty overflowed like a barmaid’s cleavage and a locally found bulbophylum – so new it was unnamed – hung from its stem like a stripper’s tassel.

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