grinning monkey orchids

"Orchis Simia" -- also known as the 'Monkey Orchid' Look at those terrifying yet adorable faces! This is the craziest looking plant I have ever seen!

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Hot Lips

I WANT! 'Psychotria Elata' - Affectionately known as "Hot Lips Plant" and "Hooker’s Lips", with it’s colorful red flowers, attracts many pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds. Also known in some circles as "Mick Jagger’s Lips".

I believe this unusual dramatic flower is known as a frumusetea.

Unusual Flowers - The Best of the Best

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Jovellana violacea is an unusual rarity from Chile with colorful sprays of happy little flowers! The plant doesn’t have a common name, so i named it the violet Teacup Flower

158 Likes, 13 Comments - Places2Brazilian Travel Blog (@places2) on Instagram: “E o que dizer da Orquídea Alien?! ”

Orchis italica, "Naked Man Orchid/Naked Fairy Orchid Native to the Mediterranean. This species of orchid looks like many other European orchids with its bright pink, densely clustered flowers.

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Dracula simia (The Monkey Orchid) mirrors a simian face in it’s petals. This remarkable orchid grows in cloud forests on the side of mountains, in south-eastern Ecuador and Peru, at elevations of between and feet above sea level.

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