Monkey Orchid (Dracula Simia)
Dracula simia, called also monkey orchid or the monkey-like Dracula, is an epiphytic orchid originally described in the genus Masdevallia, but later moved to the genus Dracula.The arrangement of column, petals, and lip strongly resembles a monkey’s face.
Phalaenopsis are among the most popular orchids sold as potted plants, owing to the ease of propagation and flowering under artificial conditions. They were among the first tropical orchids in Victorian collections.
Since the advent of the tetraploid hybrid Phalaenopsis Doris, they have become extremely easy to grow and flower in the home, as long as some care is taken to provide them with conditions that approximate their native habitats.
White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)
The White Egret Orchid is named for its beautiful flowers, which have a striking resemblance to a graceful white egret in flight. Sometimes called the fringed orchid, this hardy terrestrial orchid, which is native to Japan, needs well drained, moderate to constant moisture soil, and full to partial sunlight.
Growing from pea-like tubers, the small, fleshy strap-like foliage comes up in the spring but doesn’t bloom until late summer. However, once in bloom, there can be more than twelve white blossoms on one flower spike that will bloom for weeks.
Flying duck orchid is a small orchid found in eastern and southern Australia. This terrestrial plant features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight. The flower is an attractant to insects.A sensitive strap is attached to the flower, which is triggered by vibration. Flowering occurs from September to January.
Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)
This gorgeous pair of red, luscious lips belong to a plant known as Psychotria elata, a tropical tree found in the rainforests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. Affectionately, Psychotria elata is called Hooker’s Lips or the Hot Lips Plants.
The plant has apparently evolved into its current shape to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. According to Oddity Central, the bracts are only kissable for a short while, before they spread open to reveal the plant’s flowers.
Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys Bombyliflora)
These plants are remarkable in that they successfully reproduce through pseudocopulation, that is, their flowers mimic female insects to such a degree that amorous males are fooled into mating with the flowers, thereby pollinating them.
There are many natural hybrids.They are referred to as the “bee orchids” due to the flowers of some species resemblance to the furry bodies of bees and other insects. Their scientific name Ophrys is the Greek word for “eyebrow”, referring to the furry edges of the lips of several species.
Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
These flowers look like they stepped right off the Death Star, resembling the mask of popular Star Wars character Darth Vader.