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MEET DRACULA ORCHID SIMIA, ‘Orchid Monkey’

MEET DRACULA ORCHID SIMIA, ‘Orchid Monkey’

Mother nature’s sense of humor?

orchid monkeyYou will not be mistaken if you thought mother nature was trying to be comical when you see these unique flowers. The Dracula Orchid Simia more often referred to as the “Orchid Monkey” is part of a family with more than 110 different varieties with an uncanny resemblance to monkey heads. Most of Dracula Orchid Simia specimen have been discovered at the mountainous rain-forests of southern Ecuador and Peru.

 

 

This flower species was christened by botanist Carlyle A. Lueren in 1978. Dracula simia translates to “little dragon monkey, with reference to its long fang like petals.” Despite their eerie resemblance to monkeys, the flowers are fragrant with the scent of a ripe orange.

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3 Comments

  • Are these available for shipping
    if so would be interested in a contact
    Tks
    John Devries

    • Not sure where you can get those commercially but China or Thailand would be my guess. Thanks for reading.

  • Kind of strange but also beautiful.

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