""Orchideous!" and a bunch of flowers burst from the wand tip."
Garrick Ollivander's use of this spell[src]

Orchideous was the incantation of a transfiguration spell that conjured a bouquet of flowers from the tip of the caster's wand.[1] The movement for this spell was to move one's wand in a circle in the air, with the spell producing a pink light upon casting.[2]

Known uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Minerva McGonagall & Jacob's sibling 1987–1988 school year While teaching the Fourth years, McGonagall demonstrated the successful casting of this spell which Jacob's sibling duplicated.[2]

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Garrick Ollivander November 1994 Ollivander used this spell in 1994 when he tested Fleur Delacour's wand at the Wand weighing ceremony before the Triwizard Tournament. The spell probably conjured orchids or some flowers, which Ollivander gave to Fleur after conjuring them.[1]

Known practitioners

Etymology

From the Latin "Orchideae", the name for the orchid plant family.

Behind the scenes

"Remember you can use the Orchideous Jinx to transfigure your opponent into a flowering shrub."
Bartemius Crouch Junior (disguised as Alastor Moody)[src]

Hermione's possible use of this spell

See also

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 18 (The Weighing of the Wands)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 10 (Seeing Red) - Transfiguration Lesson "Orchideous"
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 20 (Lord Voldemort's Request)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 16 (Godric's Hollow)


Transfiguration (class)
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Branches of Transfiguration Transformation · Vanishment · Conjuration · Untransfiguration
Notable practitioners Circe · Emeric Switch · Falco Aesalon · Mirabella Plunkett · Thaddeus Thurkell
Professors Albus Dumbledore · Minerva McGonagall
Textbooks A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration · Intermediate Transfiguration · A Guide to Advanced Transfiguration
Transfiguration spells studied at Hogwarts
Colour Change Charm (Colovaria) · Change of hair colour and style (Crinus Muto) · Hardening Charm (Duro) · Mending Charm (Reparo) · Reparifarge · Softening Charm (Spongify) · Switching Spell · Vanishing Spell (Evanesco)
Conjuring Spells Bird-Conjuring Charm (Avis) · Inanimatus Conjurus Spell · Orchideous · Snake Summons Spell (Serpentsortia)
Transforming Spells Animal to Water Goblet (Vera Verto) · Beetle Buttons · Cat to Cauldron (Felifors) · Cauldron Cakes to Cabbages · Chair to cat · Cross-Species Switches · Desk Into Pig · Goldfinch to Golden Snitch · Flobberworm to Fritter · Gnomes to Lawn Gnomes · Guinea fowl to guinea pig spell · Gobstone to skunk · Hedgehog to pincushion spell · Lovebird to Love Note · Match to needle · Meddling Man to Monkey · Mice to Snuffboxes · Owl to Opera Glasses (Strigiforma) · Pawn to Queen · Porcupine to Pin Cushion (Hystrifors) · Puffskein to Paperweight · Small Child to Rat · Small Object to Dragon (Draconifors) · Snail to Teapot · Target to Bird (Avifors) · Target to matchbox (Flintifors) · Target to Rabbit (Lapifors) · Teacup to gerbil spell · Teacup to Rat · Teapot to tortoise spell · White Rabbits to Slippers
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