LIFESTYLE

No Delicate Flower

Argentina's first lady and presidential candidate, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves during her visit to Mexico's Senate in Mexico City, Monday, July 31, 2007. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Argentina's first lady and presidential candidate, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves during her visit to Mexico's Senate in Mexico City, Monday, July 31, 2007. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

The president of Argentina received a special gift on Friday: An orchid created and named in her honor. 

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner twittered Saturday that a sample of Onzelumnia Orquidácea CFK in a flowerpot had been delivered to the presidential residence the day before. She said the orchid had been created by an Argentinian lab using biotechnology and then registered with The Royal Horticultural Society in London.

“The colors and shape are indescribable,” she wrote. And, she joked, “It drinks mate with chocolate.”