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Naked Man Orchid

Orchis italica


Hehe... truly a remarkable looking orchid... It is quite obvious how this flower got its common name... :-)

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Nitch 8 years ago

Added to the Mission - Orchids of the World

Nitch 8 years ago

Hehe... i didn't come up with the name... :-P

btw, if u look close enough, u might actually y its called a man and not a woman... ;-)

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Great name! I was going to 'Favorite' this spotting ..... but then I thought perhaps I'd better not : )

Nitch 8 years ago

As far as i know, its not engineered... i also uploaded a pic of O.simia, the monkey orchid... looks pretty much the same, but more monkey-like, hands and feet curled up... hehe...

ChristyHolland 8 years ago

That's funny! It's a beautiful flower...if you don't stare too hard at it! Do you know if it's wild? Or did man engineer it? I love the colors!

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Spotted on Mar 18, 2007
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012

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