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~Monkey Orchid

Monkey Orchid

Monkey Orchid

This awesome blossom is a Monkey Orchid
(Orchis simia).
In our wildest dreams we never imagined
that there might actually be flowers out there with
monkey faces. Nature truly is awesome.
This looks like something straight out of Through
the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.
Less talk, more monkey flowers!

    “These wonderful orchids come from
the south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian
cloud forests from elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters
and as such not many people throughout history
got to see them. However,
thanks to intrepid collectors we do get to see
this wonderful Monkey Orchid.”
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