Flowers That Even Darwin Can't Explain

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  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    From a posting circulating on the web. I couldn't find the original to give credit.
    Flowers that even Darwin can't explain..

    Hooker’s Lips(Psychotria Elata)

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    Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)

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    LaughingBumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bbomyblifora)

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    SwaddledBabies (Anguloa Uniflora)

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    Parrot Flower (Impatiens psittacinum)

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    Flying DuckOrchid (Caleana Major)

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    An orchid thatlooks remarkably like a tiger

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    Happy Alien(Calceolaria Uniflora)

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    And hisfriends...

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    Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)

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    Dove Orchid OrHoly Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)

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    White EgretOrchid (Habenaria Radiata)

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    The DarthVader (Aristolochia salvadorensis)

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    An Orchid ThatLooks Like A Ballerina

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    Monkey FaceOrchid (Dracula Simia)

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    Moth Orchid(Phalaenopsis)

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  2. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    I see Angel Orchid flower as a Flying Albino grasshopper. The Egret looks much more like a raptor. Alien Orchid I think is because of the resemblance to those Muppet aliens that would say,yup,yup,yup.
    To each his own-ha..
     
  3. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    To be more accurate? Flying Albino Grasshoppers wearing white Hoodies.
     
  4. edric

    edric Active Member

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    That's really something Dean, thanks for posting, Ed
     
  5. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Really amazing stuff. Interesting how many of these blooms come from orchids. I'll be looking at this thread a few more times, and see what I might be able to obtain and grow in my garden. We have a Dove orchid in the ground at the Audubon House. It was in full bloom a couple of months ago, but somehow, the plant seems to get overlooked by most people.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmmmm, from the state where medical Mary Jane is legal :WTF
     

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