The More You Know…

This is so cool! I saw this on Facebook on the page I Fucking Love Science. It is a flower that looks like a monkey… yup that’s right!

These incredible looking flowers are monkey orchids. There are two species shown here, Dracula simia (the ones that look like monkey faces) and Orchis simia (which resemble little dancing monkeys). Dracula simia are only found in the cloud forests of southeastern Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters and their flowers smell likes ripe oranges. Orchis simia are found in Europe, the Mediterranean, Russia, Asia Minor and Iran and the flowers smell strongly of feces!

Don’t mess with monkeys or flowers… LOL

Science is COOL! B-D
-girl in pigtails

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