Hello my raviolis. Today I want to share with you a very interesting flower. It is an orchid that looks like a monkey face. Nature is so grand in all of her cleverness and these wonderful orchids come from the south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests.
Its scientific name is Dracula simia. "Simia" stands for "simian" and this remarkable orchid bears more than a passing resemblance to a monkey’s face. 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.
Wouldn't it be fun to see these in real life? They say they blossoms smell like oranges. What fun to see a monkey face in a flower that smells like oranges. Have a wonderful day my raviolis. Grandma-ma loves you.