The "Saddle Flower Orchid" or "Dove Orchid," boasts exceptional beauty in its creamy-white blossoms adorned with a saddle-shaped lip. Resembling a horse's saddle or a dove in flight, these distinctive flowers emit a sweet fragrance akin to honey and vanilla. Native to Central and South America, this orchid thrives in various habitats, from rainforests to cloud forests. Beyond its botanical significance, it holds cultural importance in native traditions. However, like its relative Peristeria elata, it faces threats from habitat loss and overcollection, necessitating conservation efforts. Cultivating Peristeria ephippium requires careful attention to light, humidity, and temperature, rewarding growers with its unique blooms and delightful scent.