The Orchid is incredible - not only are there thousands of species all over the world, but this flowering plant is a master of mimicry. Below are 10 quirky and beautiful species of orchid which closely resemble other living creatures.
1. Flying duck orchid (Caleana major)
2. Monkey orchid (Dracula simia)
3. White egret flower (Pecteilis radiata)
4. Naked man orchid 🤣 (Orchis italica)
5. Dove orchid (Peristeria)
6. Laughing bee orchid (Ophrys apifera)
7. Swaddled baby orchid (Anguloa uniflora)
8. Moon orchid which appears to have a tiger inside (Phalaenopsis amabilis)
9. Ballerina orchid (Caladenia melanema)
10. Moth orchid (Phalaenopsis)
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I heard that a certain tumblr user is making a video game about orchid breeding. As someone who does this for a living I would love to show some pictures from my work.
A peloric and fully chimeric Phal. Bamboo Baby
A dracula lotax ("clownish little dragon") mounted on tree fern.
A Paphiopedilum Maudiae x Curtisii "Napa Valley", this one is my favourite. It also has mottled leaves due to uneven distribution of chlorophyll.
A Phalaenopsis Pure moon "Green Pixie"
A cattleya NOID in the shop.
A Doritaenopsis "Tinny Honey".
And my own personal Vanilla Planifolia.
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