Tuvok orchid

The Tuvok orchid

The Tuvok orchid was a type of hybrid orchid developed by former Maquis member Lon Suder during his time in isolation. The genetic combination was previously considered incompatible.

After Suder killed Crewman Frank Darwin and revealed his near-uncontrollable urges to kill, which he had been able to satisfy while in the Maquis, he was confined to quarters. Lieutenant Tuvok subsequently helped him recover with a Vulcan mind meld, giving Lon regular therapy sessions and coaching him on Vulcan self-discipline techniques. When Suder successfully created this new breed, he was so grateful that he decided to name it for Tuvok, rather than the usual tradition of naming new discoveries and creations after one's self. (VOY: "Basics, Part I")

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