The Monkey Orchid

monkey orchid 1Image: Columbus GV Team

These rare primate-esque flowers are formally known as Dracula simia. They  only grow in the cloud forests of southeastern Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1,000-2,000 meters on the side of mountains. In the scientific name, “simia” refers to the monkey face and “Dracula” refers to the two long spurs that hang down, almost like fangs.

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26 thoughts on “The Monkey Orchid”

  1. Trop mignon! On a presqu’envie de les prendre dans les bras… Ou comment se rappeler qu’il faut respecter la nature.

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