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National symbols of Venezuela
The National Flower is the orchid (Cattleya mossiae).
This kind of orchid is also known as Flor de Mayo (May Flower). It was
first discovered in the northern land in 1839 and was given the status
of National Flower on 23 May 1951.
The National Tree is the araguaney (Tabebuia chrysantha).
Called aravanei by the caribes, it can be found mostly in regions with
temperate weather. It can reach a height between 6 and 12 m. The araguaney
flourishes within the period following a rainy season, mostly in the first
months of the year. Rómulo Gallegos referred to these months as
"La primavera de oro de los araguaneyes" (the golden spring
of the araguaneyes). Declared National Tree on 29 May 1945.