The Monkey Face Orchid in the Singapore Orchid Gardens left me completely astounded – it truly resembled a monkey! This inspired me to do some research on rare and exotic flowers. If you’re a nature enthusiast, you’ll love this collection of flowers which includes orchids, tulips, and more. Let’s take a closer look! The first on our list is the Monkey Face Orchid, also known as Dracula saulii.
Saúl Ruiz discovered a new orchid species in Peru called the Saúlii orchid. The inner part of the flower is snow white while the outer part is pinkish-brown. It bears a striking resemblance to a monkey’s face with its petals and central part. This orchid primarily thrives in cold climates.
Another unique flower is the Hooker’s lips, scientifically known as Psychotria Elata.
The Naked Man Orchid is a beautiful flower that catches the attention of pollinators like hummingbirds due to its bright red color. This flower is commonly found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Interestingly, the flower resembles a pair of lips when it is in its budding stage before it fully blooms.
The italic orchid is a plant of medium size, capable of growing up to 60 cm tall. Its remarkable beauty lies in the fact that, along with the orchis anthropophora, it produces flowers resembling a human figure.
Another delightful creation of nature is the Tulipán ice cream, made from the Tulipán flower.
This flower is definitely an honor to its name and looks exactly like a cone of ice cream. The white petals are closely mounted against each other, forming a central cone. Its visual appeal makes it a beautiful centerpiece for any garden. This flower is also known as Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchid.
The Ballerinas (Impatiens bequaertii) are a popular type of orchid because they are easy to propagate and can bloom throughout the year. They are commonly found in Southeast Asia, southern China, New Guinea, Queensland, and the Indian subcontinent.
These tiny flowers are frequently encountered in the rainforests of East Africa. Known as the Bumblebee Orchid or Ophrys bombyliflora, they typically measure around 1.5 cm in length.
The Angulosa uniflora, also known as “Wrapped Babies,” is a type of plant that belongs to the Angulosa genus. It typically measures around 10 to 20 cm in size. Its name comes from the Greek word “bombylios,” which means bumblebee, due to its resemblance to the insect. This plant is primarily found in the Mediterranean region.
The blooms of this orchid have a striking resemblance to little ones taking a nap in their cribs. This particular flower species is commonly found in certain regions across South America. Another noteworthy plant species that shares a similar cradle-like appearance are the Impatiens psittacina, also known as the “Parrot Flower”.
The Flying Duck Orchid, as its name suggests, resembles a flying duck. This unique flower is commonly found in Southeast Asia. It is scientifically known as the Calenan Major.
This lovely purple flower is a favorite among pollinators and can be found naturally in Australia.