Add a public comment to this FAQ Entry. Here, though, I liked the Tulip Orchid the most! While the center of the flower may be a dead ringer for our ancestral cousins, the name is a shout-out to the two long sepals the part of a flower that encloses the developing bud located at the base of the petals.
This is so interesting! Cockleshell Orchid Botanical Name: Often this orchid is called the monkey orchid, though this is technically incorrect, even though they are flowers that look like monkeys.
I love your creative flair. The Dracula genus part of its name refers to the strange characteristic of the two long spurs of the sepals, reminiscent of the fangs of a certain Transylvanian count of film and fiction fame.
The photo is real — this orchid does exist, and the colorful center of the flower does resemble the face of a monkey or baboon, but the above explanation only partly correct. Another version of the monkey orchid is the orchis italica , which is a Mediterranean native similar to orchis simia.
One species looks like an onion. Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them.
Have a wonderful week. They are so beautiful. It blooms for up to 6 months and each flower can last for weeks.
I really enjoyed looking at all the photos. Monkey flowers are mostly cultivated in ornamental purposes. People have been attaching the photo to emails and then commenting on it, describing the plant's supposed origin in the Andes, and even its classification. Orchids produce the most interesting rare and exotic flowers, in all different colours, shapes, smells and variegations.
Unbelievable resemblances: This method of pollination, along with the fact that each pollinated orchid produces over 10,000 seeds, has resulted in ophrys insectifera becoming a very widespread orchid indeed.
There are around 150 species of monkey flowers that can be found in North America, Australia and parts of Asia and Africa.
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Connect with us. With my first one, all the flower petals fell off in the course of two days for no apparent reason. Some species have sticky leaves. They are also used as model organisms in the fields of evolution, genetics and ecology.