Monkey Orchid: the flower that looks like a monkey!


One look at this flower and you will know why it’s called the Monkey Orchid. This weird, but beautiful orchid was discovered in 1978 by the botantist Luer. This extremely rare flower, also known by the scientific name Dracula simia, can only be found deep in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru over elevations thousands of meters above sea level.  The name “Dracula” refers to the two spurs that look like vampire fangs and the “simian”, of course refers to the primate face inside the petals.  If you ever get the chance to see this weird, but beautiful orchid in person, be sure to take a moment to smell it. You would be rewarded with a ripe orange scent.

About Lesley Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy growing them, learning about them and I love creating bouquets of freshly cut flowers. In our climate where it's winter most of the time, the growing season is way too short, so I have started this blog to get my fix all winter! I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, especially if you're lucky enough to live in a warm climate and can grow flowers all year long. I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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9 Responses to Monkey Orchid: the flower that looks like a monkey!

  1. dglover34 says:

    Would like to get this plant – where can you get it?

    Like this

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  5. air max 1 says:

    Hey dude. what kind of wordpress theme are you using? i want it to use on my blog too .

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  6. samantha amberstone says:

    I love this lol i posted it in the facebook group, thank you for giving me credit for finding it :D. I love that now i know what i found thank you for the information!!!! now this is something unique that i can share with my flower freinds. Great post.

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