Monkey Orchid, an Orchid looks like a monkey
Monkey Orchid are usually hidden nearly 2,000 feet above the cloud forest in southeastern Ecuador and Peru.
But an enthusiastic collector interest has managed to take some amazing photos of Monkey Orchid.Found in the southeastern part of the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru, the scientific name of this unusual flower is simia Dracula.
Dracula, literally means ‘little dragon’ refers to a strange part of this interest in the form of two long spurs. Simia signifies the fact that orchids have a remarkable resemblance to a monkey’s face.
The orchid was named in 1978 by botanist Luer. In the mountains Monkey orchid can bloom at any time – no particular season. Smells like a ripe orange.