The rhythm of Orquidea is historically used for playing accompaniment songs on the Cuatro with a 4 x 4 base. It is a rhythm which is ideal for this kind of base and unfortunately it has dropped in terms of popularity over time. As a result other rhythms sharing a 4 x 4 base have emerged and took way, but the rhythm of Orquidea in itself still remains a highly desirable rhythm because of some of the songs based on the rhythm.
In any case, anybody who is learning how to play the Cuatro will need to know how to play this rhythm (in fact in most cases it is an obligation) because of it’s historic importance and the artists who have adopted it in their compositions. It remains a rhythm which can be used and applied where seen fit and you will definitely notice distinct features and attributes of this rhythm.