Friday, 15 July 2016

New Uber Rare Orchid found - Telipogon diabolicus

A new species of orchid found in Colombia has been named Telipogon diabolicus, because the heart of the flower bares an eerie resemblance to a devil's head. There aren't many flowers of this kind in existence.

Researchers found a small patch of about 30 orchids between the borders of two Colombian departments. So far, this is its only known habitat.
Because of its restricted habitat, researchers have assigned the flower a critically endangered species designation.

While the flower resembles other species, it's 'devil's head' and clawed petals set it apart from anything else.

See ---->http://psjfactoids.blogspot.ca/2015/12/orchids-good-as-gold.html