The flowers are usually identified with the beautiful face of a woman. However, the new orchid species are found in the southern part of Colombia will not make you think so.
In the middle part of the crown of flowers named Telipogon diabolicus, looks creepy, may be said to be very scary because it is similar to the figure of the devil.
|Telipogon diabolicus was named for its flowers' heart-shaped gynostemium, which look like a devil's head. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cc1dp)|
Purplish red flower was discovered through research conducted by Marta Kolanowska and Dariusz Szlachetko from the University of Gdansk and Ramiro Media Trejo of Colombia.
The flower has a height of about 5.5 to 9 centimeters, the novelty of devil-like orchids was determined by an observation of 30 individuals.
Although scary, the orchids just needs to be protected. Its spread very limited and the population inadequate so categorized as "Endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
|The orchid also has "distinctly clawed petals," adding to its demonic appearance, according to the researchers who discovered it.. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cc1dp)|
If this orchids species is lost because of the destruction of habitat, humans may be losing one of the most horrific orchids in the world. In the publication of ZooKeys journal as quoted by EurekAlert on July 12, 2016 ago, the scientists said that the latest catalog shows the 3,600 species of orchids throughout Colombia.
Scientists believe there are still many orchids that can not be described. Meanwhile, the habitat of many species of orchids continue to decrease so that a species potentially extinct before it was discovered.
While Indonesia itself is suspected of storing about 30,000 species of orchids. The Indonesian archipelago orchids also have a unique, such as orchids that have "horns" on its crown. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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