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Dracula simia

Dracula simia, called also monkey orchid or the monkey-like Dracula, is an epiphytic orchid originally described in the genus Masdevallia,[2] but later moved to the genus Dracula.[1] The arrangement of column, petals and lip strongly resembles a monkey's face.[2][3] The plant blooms at any season[citation needed] with several flowers on the inflorescence that open successively.[2] Flowers are fragrant with the scent of a ripe orange.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ a b "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  2. ^ a b c Carlyle A. Luer. "Miscellaneous species of Masdevallia (Orchidaceae) from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia". Phytologia 39 (4). pp. 185–235.  Description of Masdevallia simia on pages 229-230
  3. ^ Pridgeon, Alex (1992). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids. Timber Press. p. 113. ISBN 0-88192-267-6. 
  4. ^ "Plant of The Week: Monkey Orchid". 2012-06-12. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
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