By: Chen Cheng-wei and Lauren Hung
Taipei, March 2 (CNA) A display of rare monkey orchids from Peru and
Ecuador will be a major part of this year’s Taiwan International Orchid Show, which will be held March 12-21 in Tainan, the organizers said Wednesday.
In keeping with the year of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac, the orchids will be displayed at the Specialty Hall at Taiwan Orchid Plantation (TOP) in Tainan, the venue of the show, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said.
The monkey orchid, known scientifically as Dracula simia, grows in the mountainous regions of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru and looks like the grinning face of a very small monkey. [FULL STORY]