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Monday, 25 June 2012

The Amazing Monkey Orchid


Nature doesn’t need an audience. These wonderful orchids come from the south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests from elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters and as such not many people throughout history got to see them. However, thanks to intrepid collectors we do get to see this wonderful Monkey Orchid. Someone didn’t need much imagination to name it though, let’s face it.



Its scientific name is Dracula simia, the last part nodding towards the fact that this remarkable orchid bears more than a passing resemblance to a monkey’s face – although we won’t go as far as to be species specific on this one. The Dracula (genus) part of its name refers to the strange characteristic of the two long spurs of the sepals, reminiscent of the fangs of a certain Transylvanian count of film and fiction fame.



The orchid was only named in 1978 by the botanist Luer but is in a family containing over 120 species mostly found in Ecuador. Up in the cloud mountains the monkey orchid can flower at any time – it is not season specific. It scent resembles that of a ripe orange




The examples seen here are all cultivated – though it remains very rare in ‘captivity’. For that reason don’t make a dash down to your local horticulturalist. Yet for those lucky enough to have one, if kept quite cool and in partial shade and it can thrive and flower. Like all orchids, however, it needs a lot of care and patience – so you may want to consider a cactus instead!


8 comments:

嘿嘿 said...

543,很像嘞!

很像,543,

543,你看,很像猴子脸嚯!

绿禾 said...

嘿嘿,真的很像猴子脸嘞!

嘿嘿 said...

绿禾,

您也这么想?是啊,543,很像嚯!呵呵~

嘿嘿 said...

绿禾,

您也这么想?是啊,543,很像猴子脸嚯!呵呵~

543 said...

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543最近听说,园林种菜小路最近成功赔养了好多变种的护鸡花,如果你站在它看得到你的地方,它就会把你照出原形。。。
543觉的有点跨张,众所周知,你是黑蝙蝠类,怎么543看来看去都不像。。。倒像你和诗姐所说的,什么。。什么。。哎,算了,543说不出口。。。。你就坦白从宽吧。。。。

嘿嘿 said...

哦哦哦~ 装屋顶吗?还不是在博客右上方的“设计”那儿先下手,那一按就显出设计乾坤(我的博客),你就选“布局”,再按“543迷路(标题)”的修改,删除旧的图像,之后从您的电脑档案提出要贴为屋顶的照片,不要缩小或限定图的大小,任由他去,当看到新图后,就可以保存save了,网页会自动回去博面,新屋顶就会出现;

若没有您在reload博面一次,再不行的话,重复上述过程,如果打开修改时发现时新图,那就不用再继续了,这说明已经改好,就可以按取消,退出。

若再没出现新屋顶,最真的从头再来过!再做一次!

好了,收钱!250!

嘿嘿 said...

543

等我有空时,再替你设计长方形的屋顶!你想要什么图,贴出来,我给你做!这个不收钱。做好后才收——情!嘎嘎嘎嘎嘎~~~

543 said...

谢谢嘿嘿,嘿嘿真行,543迷路更换屋顶,大功告成。。。