Singapore: Singer Elton John has had a flower named after him at an orchid conference here.
The 64-year-old, an avid flower lover, flew out to the country to receive an honour at the 20th edition of World Orchid Conference. The orchid with large white petals and a golden forked lip is named Doritaenopsis Sir Elton John.
With the honour, John joins the league of people like late Princess Diana, actor Jackie Chan and South African icon Nelson Mandela, who have the blooms named after them.
"We`ve had orchids in our home all the time, so it`ll be great to grow our own, so we`re going to do that. I have had a lupine named after me and even a rose but never an orchid and this is a great honour as I am an avid lover of gardens," contactmusic.com quoted John as saying.