It is not very difficult to predict how the Monkey Orchid got its name, but since it has pictures started circulating on the internet about a year ago, people had a hard time believing actually exist like flowers.
As photoshoped as it can see , Monkey Orchid really exist , and yes , it really does match the grinning face of a tiny monkey . The scientific name of this flower is very simia Dracula , with early hinting resemblance between its two long fangs Spurs famous as Bram Stoker's vampire , and the second meaning " monkey " in Latin . It grows only in the mountainous regions of Ecuador , Colombia and Peru , at an elevation of between 1,000 and 2,000 meters above sea level , but there are some lucky collectors who managed to grow it in " captivity " . The Monkey summer orchids are not certain , and in its natural habitat so it flowers at any time . As if its striking resemblance to a monkey 's face was not enough astounding , it really smells flowers much like a ripe orange , as well . Which is kind of ironic , because with a face like you would expect it to smell like bananas , right ?