Monkey Orchids: Beautiful Flowers with Monkey Face
These amazing monkey face orchids are usually secretively hidden nearly 2,000 metres above eye-level in the cloud forests of south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian. But Eeerkia Schulz, a 57-year-old amateur photographer and enthusiastic flowers collector has snapped some stunning photos of them.
The scientific name of these Monkey Orchid is Dracula Simia. Dracula, literally means ‘little dragon’ referring to the strange aspect of the two long spurs of the two long sepals. Simia is a nod towards the fact that this remarkable orchid bears more than a passing resemblance to a monkey’s face
“When I found these flowers I couldn’t believe how much they looked like monkeys. I can’t believe how lovely they are and everyone that I show pictures of them to are instantly surprised just like me.” Schulz said, according to Caters News Agency.