Orchis simia

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Monkey orchid
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Tribe: Orchideae
Genus: Orchis
Species: O. simia
Binomial name
Orchis simia
Lam. , 1779

The monkey orchid, Orchis simia is a greyish pink to reddish species of the Orchis genus. It gets its common name from its lobed lip which mimics the general shape of a monkey's body Confirmation needed. It has also been referred to as Naked Hanging Man.

The species' range is Europe, the Mediterranean, Russia, Asia Minor and Iran.[1]

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  1. ^ Pridgeon, Alex (1992). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids. Timber Press. p. 208. ISBN 0-88192-267-6. 

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