miércoles, 27 de junio de 2012

Flower the Monkey Orchid


They are usually secretively hidden nearly 2,000 metres above eye-level in the cloud forests of south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian. 
But an enthusiastic flower collector has snapped some stunning photos of the Monkey Orchid. 
Found in south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests, the unusual flower's scientific name is Dracula simia.



Funny flower: Found in south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests the unusual flower's scientific name is Dracula simia

Unusual namesake: Its scientific name is Dracula simia, the last part nodding towards the fact that this remarkable orchid bears more than a passing resemblance to a monkey¿s face


Discovery: The orchid was only named in 1978 by the botanist Luer but is in a family containing over 120 species mostly found in Ecuador
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