A New Orchid Species Contains Satan’s Face July 16, 2016

A New Orchid Species Contains Satan’s Face

A new species of orchid appears to have the face of the devil at the center.

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The aptly named Telipogon diabolicus was discovered in southern Colombia and written about in the open access journal PhytoKeys.

As orchids are often considered a symbol of love, it amuses me to no end to think about someone giving this particular flower to a loved one… (Oh, the mixed messages that would send!) But it’s not going to happen. This orchid is already listed as a Critically Endangered species.

(Image credit: Marta Kolanowska. Thanks to Fanny for the link)


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