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Monkey Orchid_ l'orchidea scimmia   Someone tell me if this is real...

The beautiful "Monkey Orchid" is extremely rare, beautiful and precious. It is found in Ecuador, South America - a true gift from nature. this is awesome!

Orchid-Mimicry by Fly Orchid: Ophrys insectifera. It is native to Europe, and favors sites with alkaline soil. Even though the inflorescence resembles a fly, it is dependent on wasps and bees for pollination. The plants use scent to attract male wasps and bees which pollinate the flowers as they attempt to mate with the flower. The scent released by the flowers mimic female sexual pheromones; Photo by Ann Mead

Fly Orchid ~ Ophrys insectifera, the fly orchid, is a species of orchid and the type species of the genus Ophrys. It is native to Europe and favors sites with alkaline soil.

Phragmipedium besseae hybrid Tropical New World slipper orchids thrive in bright interior conditions with consistent moisture and humidity. Occasional 1/4-dose fertilizing with Maxsea from spring to fall will promote vigorous growth.

A Pair of Lady-Slipper Orchids [Phragmipedium] at the Greater Lansing Orchid Show at Crop & Soil Sciences Conservatory, Michigan State University, East Lansing

The Northern-Queen-of-Sheba-Orchid: [Thelymitra pulcherrima} - Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Orchid - The Queen of Sheba - Thelymitra speciosa - This flamboyant beauty is native to Western Australia. It grows in open, sandy clays in exposed plains within the Wheatbelt. It takes between 7 to 10 years to flower-

*ORCHID ~ Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza. Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot

Slipper orchid - Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot camera. Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs