Naked Hanging Man Orchid

This unique flower is the Orchis simia, mistakenly known as the Monkey Orchid.  It’s also known as the Naked Hanging Man for some reason.

Naked hanging men

This shouldn’t be confused with this orchid, the Dracula gigas,  which some people call a Monkey Orchid because it’s face resembles a monkey’s face.

Dracula gigas

It’s all so confusing!

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