I blew up the photo, and yup, sewing machine stitching. Crud. Awesome picture, but I won't buy seeds :) Rats, I was all interested!
So-enlarge the photo and look at the stitch marks. This is a quilt with embroidered eyes and stitching going all around the ruffles. It's a scam. Not a real orchid- why do you think you only see this exact same photo every time? And never the flower from other angles or growing on a plant. If they can't give you a genus species to research, don't trust it. If you can see STITCHING, you need to hit the fabric store for that orchid!
Dracula simia, called also monkey orchid or the monkey-like Dracula, is an epiphytic orchid originally described in the genus Masdevallia, but later moved to the genus Dracula. The arrangement of column, petals and lip strongly resembles a monkey's face. The plant blooms at any season with several flowers on the inflorescence that open successively. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of a ripe orange.
Mike Haasl wrote:I see them all the time on barns and houses. When someone puts two windows on the gable end for eyes. Then if there's a door below for the mouth it's perfect.
Got these images off the internets but it gives the idea:
Molly Kay wrote:
Don't have any pictures, but you know that thin paneling posing as wood that was so popular in the 70s? I see faces in the woodgrain patterns and knots sometimes. Once lived in a house with a bathroom that had terrible paneling (don't know what it was made of) doing a bad imitation of marble...there were several faces in that stuff.
Rodney Webb wrote:It's a cheap trick to use the mirror setting in photo app (and some color saturation), but it's fun. Reveals that there are faces between the seams and nature is watching us, from beyond the veil.