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6 Amazing Flowers (Orchids) That Look Just Like Animals!
« on: May 07, 2014, 09:18:04 PM »
 

One of the most amazing flowers I’ve ever seen is the monkey faced orchid.

The first time I ever saw this orchid was at the orchidarium in Cuenca Ecuador.

I’ts hard to believe how much it actually looks like a little monkey face. Talk about a flower with personality!

These orchids grow in the cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru at 1000 to 2000 meters above sea level. When this little monkey is in full bloom it smells like a ripe orange.

The monkey faced orchid (along with all tropical orchids) is an epiphyte so, like an air plant, it depends on other plants for support.