These beautiful orchids are not man made, although they may seem like it to us. They come from the south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests. They only grow at heights of km above sea level, and so are quite hard to come by.
This is a small gallery of Monkey Orchids (Dracula simia, vampire monkey -- like those creepy f***ers from The Wizard of Oz). They're found in the highest rainforests of Ecuador and Peru and uncannily resemble little monkey faces.
Certain Monkey Orchids even display a furry appearance, a brown coloration, and a tail-like structure, making the apeish resemblance even more uncanny.
They are known as monkey orchids because of their striking resemblance to a monkey or baboon’s face. super cute this flowers are just so cool.
Monkey Orchid Is the Real | Monkey Orchid
Lepanthes (decipiens or wageneri) | da Mikaels orchids
This elegant orchid is called the White Egret Orchid (Habenaria radiata) because it looks just like a… white egret! The flower looks like the bird is spreading its fluffy white feathers, getting ready to take off
Egret Flower, common name Latin Name: Habenaria radiata Exotic flowers of gleaming white, bloom May-June. Grown from small, pea- sized corms, but produce these exquisite flowers that look like fringed birds in flight.
Amazing - This is a Parrot Flower native to Thailand. It is a protected species and resembles a parrot quite vividly. This flower can not be exported from the country so this is a rare opportunity to see such an amazing sight.
You would not know what plant it is until you crush and smell the leaf - it has a strong and nice smell of citrus. Of course, - Backhousia citriodora ! :-) Lemon myrtle - small to medium size tree, native to Australia, Myrtaceae family - relative to Eucalyptus, but really looks different.