The Cochleanthes amazonica belongs to Orchidaceae (the Orchid family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is distributed in the Amazon River basin of South America, Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru. It grows in rainforests and attaches itself to tree trunks. It does not have a bulb and has 3 to 5 tongue-shaped lanceolate leaves. From winter to early spring, it grows flower stalks and produces white flowers with a slight fragrance. The large lip has purple stripes.