The Monkey Orchid, also known as Dracula simia, is an epiphytic orchid with an arrangement of column, petals and lip that strongly resembles a monkey’s face. The plant blooms at any season with several flowers on the inflorescence that open successively. The flowers themselves are fragrant with the scent of a ripe orange. Continue reading for more images and information.
“Monkey Orchids most commonly grow in parts of Ecuador and Colombia, which adds an extra element of uniqueness to the Japan-based exhibit. Up until January 12th, the Aquamarine Fukushima will continue to delight visitors with these apish flowers as they pay homage to the upcoming Year of the Monkey,” according My Modern Met.