Devil Orchid, with a 'Devil Head' and Claw-Like Petals ~ helpBIOTECH

12 August 2018

Devil Orchid, with a 'Devil Head' and Claw-Like Petals

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The new species, Telipogon diabolicus, was named for its gynostemium, the orchid's reproductive structure, which looks like a devil's head. The orchid is also described as having "distinctly clawed petals," adding to its demonic appearance, according to the researchers who discovered it.

Sadly, Only 30 of these rare flowers are thought to exist in the wild. 

Right now, it is kept under Critically Endangered category.

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