Meet the Bidens, the orchid hybrid named after US VP and wife
United States Vice-President Joe Biden and his wife Jill had an orchid named after them earlier on Friday morning.
The couple, who are here on a two-day visit to meet up with Singapore officials and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss maritime disputes and trade ties with Asia, were feted during a ceremony at the National Orchid Garden.
A new hybrid was named “Dendrobium Joe and Jill Biden” in their honour. National Park Board CEO Poon Hong Yuen presented them with the birth certificate of the purple flower. They were also accompanied by daughter Ashley and son-in-law Howard Krien.
Click through the gallery to see other orchids named after illustrious personalities.