Dracula simia

Species from Ecuador


The species epithet is from the appearance of the flower to a monkey.


This is a particularly light clone - most clones are several shades darker.


Grown by Hanging Gardens


University of British Columbia Botanical Garden Botany Photo of the Day for October 28, 2008.

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  • tatyveli 7y

    gorgeous composition with these orchids, never seen these before and thanks for sharing, and congrats on another explore with it too :)

    Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)
  • ✿ Graça Vargas ✿ 7y

    Very nice shot!
    Congrats for the Explore!
  • Fiona PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flower or Foliage Detail, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Wow... from the thumbnail they looked like little monkeys.... Cool! :o)

    seen on EXplore ... congrats!
  • -sina- PRO 7y

  • Hussam Al-Khoder PRO 7y

    Outstanding capture.

    All the best.
  • Eric Hunt PRO 7y

    Yup, the species epithet is from the appearance of the flower to a monkey. Lynn O'Shaughnessy has more on her site.
  • Shayna Pitch 7y

    they look like monkey faces!
  • Manav Gupta 7y

    hahahaha!! Great shot!

    Wow, that's a beautiful composition!

    Congrats on explore! Well done!
  • Eric Hunt PRO 7y

    Thanks everyone! It was a nice surprise to come home yesterday to the lovely comments on this shot.
  • Kimba 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Explore Flowers" ~~~Time to vote~~~, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    LOL I have never seen theses before! Awesome! Congrats on Explore! :)
  • From Any Angle PRO 7y

    Definitiely, they look lilke monkeys. It amazes me how orchids can take on different looks. I have a few photos that look like something other than the orchid I shot! This is a great job!
  • docentjoyce PRO 7y

    Completely fascinating!!!
  • David H PRO 7y

    WOW! Brilliant capture, this is superb
  • Anne Elliott PRO 7y

    Eric, this is amazing and hilarious! Great capture of these flowers, too. Never seen anything like this before!
  • Leslie Davis 7y

    crazzy cool looks like little baboon faces!
  • tropicalgardener1 7y

    What do expect Eric, what a shot! Nice job
  • jacki-dee PRO 7y

    Congrats on Botany Photo of the Day. A particularly happy-looking bloom.
  • desertglitter 7y

    Oh my goodness--I've never seen an orchid, or any other flower, which so closely resembles a monkey's face. Beautiful and memorable!
  • myfourleafclover 6y

    Oh wow. This is beautiful.
  • Rodrigo Silva de Santana 3y

    definetly saw monkies first
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