Flowers here will make you feel awesome about Nature

The Orchidaceae are different and colossal species of flowering shrubs with flowers that sometimes are colorful and that smell so good, at times they are used for medicine and as a vegetable and in general called the orchid family.

The Orchidaceae are a several and large group of flowering plants, with flowers that are often colorful and often aromatic, commonly known as the orchid family. It is bewildering to know they along with sunflower or Asteraceae or Compositae ( add up to around 26000 ) outnumber all other types of species when compared to mammals, seeds or birds except the bony fish family.
The following flowers here will make you feel awesome about our beautiful nature.

Anguloa uniflora: It is a beautiful plant, and its petals resemble a baby packed in the cradle. Angola uniform is a species of orchid and is the type species of its genus. Wikipedia. This genus got discovered on the forest floor at high elevations from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.

The wildflowers of these orchids have a strong scent of cinnamon. They are a smooth show and are (in wild species) both of two colors, depending on the kinds – greenish white, or yellow to red. A single flower per inflorescence develops from the base of each new pseudobulb.

Photo Source, Wikipedia: Anguloa uniflora

The tropical Kissable Orchids Plant

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 northern countries Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama And Ecuador, South America.Alternately, Psychotria elata is called Hooker’s Lips or the Hot Lips Plants. The plant has possibly grown into its shape to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies.Oddity Central explains they are kissable for a short period when they open up to show the plant’s flower.

According to Oddity Central are only kissable for a short while, before they spread open to show the plant’s flowers.

Photo Source, Wikipedia: Elata or Hooker’s Lips: The Most Kissable Plant

 

NAKED MAN ORCHID

Calypso orchids are usually 10 to 14 cm in height. Their tiny purple blooms can be a bright sporadic sight on hiking tracks from the end of March onwards, although in the more northerly parts of their range they do not develop until May and June. It seems as if the flowers are dancing. They are known as Naked Man Orchid if grown with the correct technique the flower will come with large numbers. Handled and planned with proper conditions, the naked man orchid project will appear to a great program clusters in the spring, blooming from late March to April.

The flowers are borne in a dense spike roughly 20 inches in height and can range in color from white to dark pink. At times they have darkened specks on the lip, and the hood has shaded pink veins. It favors growing in a  low nutrient soil partial shade.

NAKED MAN ORCHID

The flower is fabled to increase the libido in men since the Roman times like the other so many flora and fauna. There is no concrete or clinical proof for the belief.

Happily the naked man orchid is tasty, in fact, its tuberous root is especially nutritious and can be made into a flour comparable to arrowroot, known as salep. It’s used mainly in Turkey in puddings and beverages. However, its reputation has caused the naked man orchid to become a prey of its popularity. Wild shrubs have been handled for centuries, and because there is not sustainably enough accumulated production, there has been a significant decline in the wild orchid populations. It now has a ‘threatened status’ making it illegal to harvest wild plants or to export real salep powder.

 

Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)

The arrangement of the flower’s column, petals and lip strongly resemble the face of a monkey. Some Monkey Orchids even have a fluffy appearance, a brown shade, and a tail-like formation, making for an even convincing resemblance.The composition of the flower’s column, petals, and lip firmly match the face of a monkey. Some Monkey Orchids even have a furry face, a brown hue, and a tail-like fabrication, forming for an even great likeness. It’s difficult not to laugh, looking at all of those “faces” – a striking example of the astonishing things Mother Nature can do. Apparently, she was “monkeying around” when she made these. The aquarium recently opened up this exhibit which features the rare Monkey Orchid, officially known as the Dracula simia flower.

The flowers are most regularly grown in parts of Colombia and Ecuador. It is considered that the monkey flower is similar to the Hanuman ( The Monkey God) and grows once in twenty years in the Indian subcontinent.

Photo Source, Wikipedia: Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)

 

THE HAPPY ALIEN PLANT

Calceolaria uniflora is a strange looking kind of evergreen, permanent plant from Tierra del Fuego in the southern region of South America. Also recognized as Darwin’s Slipper Flower ‘slipper flower’ is a common name was first found by Charles Darwin through his voyage around South America – the Voyage of the Beagle, 1831–1836.

Harinder

Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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