Dracula simia

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    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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    1. tatyveli 79 months ago | reply

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

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      Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

    2. Jus'fi 79 months ago | reply

      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!

    3. -sina- 79 months ago | reply

      Fascinating!

    4. حسام بشار الخضر Hussam Al Khoder 79 months ago | reply

      woooooooow
      Outstanding capture.

      All the best.

    5. Eric Hunt. 79 months ago | reply

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

    6. Shayna Pitch 79 months ago | reply

      they look like monkey faces!

    7. Manav Gupta 79 months ago | reply

      hahahaha!! Great shot!

      Wow, that's a beautiful composition!

      Congrats on explore! Well done!

    8. Eric Hunt. 79 months ago | reply

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

    9. ♥ Kimberly ♥ Slowly Working My Way To You :) 79 months ago | reply

      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! :)

    10. From Any Angle 79 months ago | reply

      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!

    11. docentjoyce 79 months ago | reply

      Completely fascinating!!!

    12. _davidh_ 79 months ago | reply

      WOW! Brilliant capture, this is superb

    13. annkelliott 79 months ago | reply

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

    14. brillodealma 79 months ago | reply

      crazzy cool looks like little baboon faces!

    15. tropicalgardener1 79 months ago | reply

      What do expect Eric, what a shot! Nice job

    16. jacki-dee 78 months ago | reply

      Congrats on Botany Photo of the Day. A particularly happy-looking bloom.

    17. desertglitter [deleted] 76 months ago | reply

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

    18. myfourleafclover 71 months ago | reply

      Oh wow. This is beautiful.

    19. RoSilvaSantana 34 months ago | reply

      definetly saw monkies first

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