The beauty of Monkey Orchid

If you like something unique, you are in the right place. Now, I’ll talk about orchid as one of the most beautiful flowers among other flowers. We may know orchid very well. The orchid family has diverse type. Most of them are colorful and the rest of them with fragrant blooms. The orchid species is widespread from tropical region to circumpolar region, although most of its members are found in the tropics. Most of member of this tribe live as epiphytes, especially those from tropics. Epiphytes orchid can live from the dew and damp air. Epiphytic orchid usually grow on other tree without harming the host plant and they need shade from the sun. The roots absorb nutrient from the fog, rain, and air. The type of epiphytic orchid, like: Cattleya sp., Dendrobium sp., Vanda sp. Phalaenopsis sp.

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Another type like: terrestrial orchid, saprophyte orchid, and litofit orchid. Terrestrial orchid is usually grown in the ground and it required direct sunlight. The roots take food from the soil. The type of terrestrial orchid, like: Phaius sp. Saprophyte orchid is usually grown on media which containing humus or dry leaves and requires little sunshine. Kind of this orchid has no leaves and chlorophyll. The type of Saprophyte orchid, like: Goodyera sp. Litofit orchid is usually grow on rock or rocky soil. It is also resistant with full of sunlight. Kind of Litofit orchid, like: Paphiopedilum sp.

Monkey and Baboon

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Monkey Orchid

But have you ever heard about kind of orchid like monkey face. The first time I saw this orchid, I say “wow”. It’s like a miracle of the plant. It’s quite strange when we hear about an orchid with monkey face. Even most of variety of colors, everything looks like a monkey face. The monkey orchid is usually hidden in the altitude of nearly 2,000 meters in the jungle of Ecuador and Southeast Peru.

The scientific name of this orchid is Dracula Simia. Dracula means a little dragon as it looks. There are two long spurs on the flower like a dragon and Simia means that the flowers like a monkey. In the Wikipedia, it said “The Monkey-Like Dracula". It’s kind of epiphytic orchid with the genus Dracula. The flowers have fragrance like a ripe orange.

A group of monkeys

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Dracula Simia means little dragon monkey, based on trusted information from the University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden and Centre For Plant Research. This orchid was named in 1978 by the botanist Luer. Dracula Simia grows between 3,280 ft and 6,560 ft above sea level in forests in southeast Ecuador. In this altitude, the monkey orchid can flower at any time. We can find more than 120 species of Dracula Simia and mostly found in Ecuador.

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Dracula Simia can only be grown in partial shade and the cold areas. That’s why not many people who can take care of it, even we are definitely quite strange to hear about the monkey flower. It remains very rare in “captivity”. For those lucky enough to have one, so please keep it well. Just like all orchids, it needs a lot of care and patience.

From the description above and the pictures as well, I hope we all agree that how lovely they are and all of you are instantly surprised just like me.

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For detail information about The Phalaenopsis or Moth Orchid you can visit a hub with title "The Phalaenopsis Orchid [Moth Orchid]" by my friend "molometer". Through this hub we can see beautiful pictures of the Phalaenopsis as well. I hope you enjoy it.

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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Like you, I am surprised & is like 'Wow'! This is the first time I have heard about monkey orchids thanks to you. A well-written hub with engaging photos & videos. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & pinned


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Wow, have never heard of the monkey orchid. Amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us. VU, sharing, etc....


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Awesome! It really looks like monkeys. It is my first time to see this kind of orchids.

Thanks for sharing. :-)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub as always prasetio and here's to many more to come.

Great pics too and thank you so much for sharing this gem. Have a wonderful weekend.

Eddy.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

....and people don't think God has a sense of humor! Great hub, so interesting and beautiful. Up and shared.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Awwww - never seen one of these before! Just darling!


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Wow, I love these! You have some fantastic pictures here. I love orchids and enjoyed learning about these here. Voted up and sharing:)


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nancynurse 4 years ago from Southeast USA

Beautiful orchids. I can never seem to get mine to rebloom. Maybe you could offer some advice. Voted up.


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Suhail and my dog 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

Great pictures and videos to illustrate this unusual orchid. I hope humans are able to take care of this plant in its natural environment.

Our most memorable experience of orchids was at Orchid World in Orlando. It is a shame that we have never kept orchids at our home, although they are available at various garden stores.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I have never seen these before how interesting they are. They are so cute. Loved your hub. Voted uP! Shared.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wow! I never seen these orchids. I used to grow orchids in California in a beach town. I recently bought one for my counter.

The above orchids do look like a monkeys face.

Voted up awesome and beautiful, Joyce.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Haha! I'd never heard of this orchid before. So cute and whimsical-looking. Your hubs always amaze me, Pras!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is amazing! The monkey orchid has the exact face of the monkey. I have never seen this before. You find the most unusual items to share. Thank you Prasetio


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Cannot believe, pras, how much this exotic orchid resembles the face of a monkey or baboon. Thanks for this fascinating introduction and the fantastic photos. Nice to have you back on Hubpages. :)


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

These orchids look amazing, Prasetio! They really do look like a monkey's face! Thank you for introducing me to such a beautiful and interesting flower.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, ishwaryaa22. Thanks for share your "wow" with us. I am glad you enjoy this hub. Your vote is "something" here. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, bdegiulio. I hope my hubs always interesting for you. Cheers.... Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, ignugent17. I am glad to see you here. Thank you very much for coming. I hope this hub useful for you. Have a good day :-)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Eddy. Thanks for your compliment to this hub. I hope always give the best and my hub attracted many readers. Have a nice weekend too :-)

Big Hug, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Jackie Lynnley. I believe that God has good to purpose to increase our faith to him. At the end.....a big smile come through our face, right!

Cheers, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My dear, Marcy Goodfleisch. Thank you very much for coming. The beauty come through the God. And Dracula Simia is one of His perfect creation. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Kris Heeter. Good to see you again. I am so happy you love this hub, especially the pictures. I think we have the same interest with orchid. Thank you very much. Cheers, Prasetio :-)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, nancynurse. Thank you very much for coming and I am glad you enjoy it. For description how to take care this orchid, you can visit a hub with the tittle "More cloud forest orchids - Dracula orchids".

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Suhail and my dog. Good to see you here. Thank you very much for share about Orchid World in Orlando. I had never heard about this. Not all of us are steadfast in caring for orchid. In my experience with some of orchid nursery, we must be patience. But if the flower bloom, there's a sense of satisfaction. I hope you can try to care of it carefully.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, moonlake. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Take care!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Joyce (writer20). I am so happy to see you again and you grown the orchid as well. I hope this hub useful for you as knowledge about the orchid world. Have a nice day!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, my sister...Om Paramapoonya. I am glad to know that my hubs always amaze you. Take care :-)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Ruby. I am glad to know that you always love my hub, especially for the unique one. I believe that Dracula Simia is one of the most unique orchid in orchid's kingdom. Thank you very much.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, drbj. I always miss your comment and I am glad to came back to HubPages. Thanks for your compliment. Take care!

Big hug, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, AliciaC. I am glad to introduce this orchid to you. I hope this hub useful for us. Cheers, Prasetio


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

It is amazing how that one type of orchid truly resembles a monkey's face. If it smells like a ripe orange...that would be a lovely scent. Thanks for introducing this to me and your other readers. Voted up and interesting.


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suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

It's like a scary little flower. Nature continues to amaze me just like your Hubs. Voted up and thanks for the interesting and fun read.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

prasetio30, I look hard at my orchid this morning and saw a face in it. It's funny if you don't look hard. It looks as though it's sticking it's tongue to to me, Joyce.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Wow! I love orchids, but these monkey orchids are truly amazing! Loved learning about them and seeing all the stunning pictures.

Thanks so much for sharing this.

Voted up across the board except for funny.

Sending a Bouquet of Hub Hugs Your Way,

Gail


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Peggy W. Thank you very much for your appreciation to this hub. Personally, I want to see this orchid in person. I am glad you enjoy it. Take care!


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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

Hi Prasetio, you always treat readers with something attractively unusual like that very unique, rare orchid. I didn't know there is a monkey-look orchid grows on earth, thank you for sharing this beautiful, interesting hub, brother.


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glamourous06 4 years ago from United Kingdom

amazing hub, for me means discovering new unique fild and world of monkey orchid, thank you so much for sharing such a awesome hub


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

this kept me smiling all the way through. i had a hard time reading as the photographs kept distracting me. I will have to go in search of these. Thank you for sharing this information about this unusual plant. ps


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Suzanne (suziecat7). Thank you very much for your compliment to my hub. I love your vote. Cheers... Prasetio:-)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Joyce (writer20). Good to see you again. I love reading your funny comment, especially about your orchid. I hope you can take care of it. Have a nice day.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Gail (Happyboomernurse). Thanks for your big compliment to this hub. I am glad you enjoy it and others happy too reading this hub. God bless you :-)

Big Hug, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, agusfanani. I am so happy to see you here. Thank you very much for share your comment about monkey orchid. I hope my hub wouldn't never disappointed you.

Best wishes, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, glamourous06 for coming to this hub. I am glad you enjoy it. I am proud to share with hub to you. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, pstraubie48. Thanks for dropping by. Sorry, if the photographs kept distracting you. I want to show how this orchid so unique and beautiful as well. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I am amazed by the flowers prasetio! Like you, I say "wow" when I see them. This is the first I've heard of them. Thanks for the hub :) Voting up and sharing too!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

What a beautiful and unique orchid! We just traveled to Machu Picchu and we saw many orchids, although not the monkey orchid. Of course, that isn't southeast Peru so that may explain why. I will definitely keep my eye out for it now that I've seen its photo. Thanks so much!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, ChristyWrites. Thank you very much for coming. I love your "wow" when you see them. I am glad you enjoy it. Cheers, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, vespawoolf. Good to see you again. Thanks for share about the journey in Machi Picchu. Wow...this is wonderful experience. I found the information, it said that some of the Dracula Simia found in Southeast Peru. Maybe in hidden area where you haven't passing through before. But mostly found in Ecuador. I hope you still enjoy all the pictures here. Take care!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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akirchner 4 years ago from Central Oregon

Oh my gosh--I've never seen these--definitely can see the resemblance! How unique and thanks for pointing that out to me. I will have to tell my sister who is an orchid buff and find out if she knows about these~


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

Hi Prasetio! Well for someone looking for something unique, one only has to stop by and read one of prasetio's hubs. This is such a cute orchid! That little face peering from the petals is so unusual. I enjoyed reading this one, my friend. I love to look at orchids and have tried to grow a couple myself, with mixed results.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

An amazing hub as always. Your hubs are always so additive to read and original too.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Audrey. I am glad you love this hub. I hope your sister will love too. Have a nice day :-)

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Dolores Monet. Thank you very much for your compliment about my hub. I am glad to know that this hub useful for you. I hope you can see this orchid in person. Take care!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, acaetnna. Thank you very much for coming. Nice comment and you always be my good friend. ~prasetio


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CMHypno 4 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

These are funny looking thinks prasetio - amazing how much they do look like monkey and baboon faces. Thanks for all the great information and beautiful images


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, CMHypno. I am glad you love this hub. Thanks for coming. God bless you!

Prasetio


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molometer 4 years ago

Hi Pras,

These are truly beautiful photos of the amazing monkey orchid. They really do look like monkeys.

I suggest we exchange links as I have a hub on moth orchids.

They would compliment each other and be useful to readers.

I will be linking my hub to this hub if that's okay with you.

All the votes and sharing.

Michael


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What an amazing orchid! I can't believe how much they actually do look like monkeys. I always learn so much from your hubs. Thank you.


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

They do look like monkeys. Nature is so unique that one neveer knows what they might learn next. Up votes and sharing.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

My mind is blown....you have blown my mind.

I...had no idea such a thing exists.


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Cathy Fidelibus 4 years ago from NJ

Thanks for introducing me to the mondy orchid they are beautiful and cute at the same time.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hi Prasetio - Haven't seen you in a while. This is marvelous. Totally enjoyed the images of orchids and their monkey faces. Blessings, Debby


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Brother, Michael (molometer). This is an honor for me and I am glad if you want to exchange links with me. Please tell me the link I should put in this hub. Of course, with the big hope the readers have option to know more about beautiful orchid. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Just Ask Susan. Thank you very much for coming. I am glad you love the information about Dracula Simia and my hubs always interesting for you. I'll write about another unique things in the world. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Brother, dahoglund. I agree with you about nature always unique and I often found it in various object, including this orchid. I hope I can give the best for us. God bless you :-)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Wesman Todd Shaw. Good to see you here. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Cheers....Prasetio


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

Outstanding hub, prasetio. I love the photos! Voted up and more.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Cathy Fidelibus. We have the same idea about this orchid. Thanks for coming. Cheers....Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Debby Bruck. Thanks for your compliment about this hub. I come back and try to write again in HubPages. I hope I can give the best as usual. Take care! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Larry Fields. I am so happy to see you here. Thanks for dropping by and I am glad you love the pictures. Have a good day. ~prasetio


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melpor 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

This is incredible. I have never seen or heard of Monkey Orchids until I came across your article. Prasetio30, this is very fascinating information here. Voted up and interesting.


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davenmidtown 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

prasetio30: Wow my friend!!! what a beautiful hub. Not only did I find wisdom in your writing, but beauty and elegance in your photographs. A wonderful surprise for me!!! Thank you.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Prasetio,

Beautiful!

Hope you are doing well my friend.

Voted up and away

Sharing

Best Wishes, Sue


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

What a neat flower... it really does look like little monkeys!! I had never heard of this before.. thank you so much for sharing :)


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, melpor. Good to see you here. I am glad to know this hub useful for you. I hope you want to read other hubs of mine. Take care!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, davenmidtown. I am so happy to see you here. Thanks for your compliment about my hub and your support as well. Have a good day :-)

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Sue. I am fine and thanks for reading. I am glad you enjoy it. Good bless you!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Jamie Brock. I hope this hub useful for you and we can learn more about the orchid kingdom. Take care!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

As always a totally amazing hub.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Wow! This is so amazing.

I enjoyed reading your hub with engaging photos

Thanks for sharing


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Wow, this orchid is truly amazing. It is beautiful in a quirky kind of way--an animal flower of sorts. I love it. Very interesting and rated up.


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

For sure, 'WOW'!! This is amazing...... Those orchids look so real. I had never heard of them until now. Your hub is wonderful, and very interesting. Thanks for sharing, voting up and interesting!


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mecheshier 4 years ago

Gorgeous! What a beautiful orchid. At long last over many decades I finally figured out how to grow orchids. In the past I killed them with love. What many do when a plant does not look healthy is water it. So I spent many a moon over watering and re-buying orchids.

Thanks for the great Hub. Voted up for beautiful!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, acaetnna. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Cheers...Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, thumbi7. I am glad you love this hub, especially the pictures. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, anglnwu. Thank you very much for your attention to this hub. I am glad you enjoy it. I love your vote as well. God bless you!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, LaThing. Good to see you here. Thanks for coming and I am so happy that you love this hub. I hope you can learn about other beauty of orchid. Best wishes, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, mecheshier. Welcome to my hub. I hope you can share your love to this plant than before in good way. Don't give them too much water. Thanks for share your opinion and your orchid as well. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Wow, I have never seen anything more like a monkeys face, except a monkey that is! I have some of the more common orchids and I love them for their recurrent blooms without requiring so much care, but this orchid was something extra. Very interesting, as your hubs always are, and also well written and beautifully designed. Thanks for showing me this beautiful and amazing orchid Prasetio. Voted up, interesting and beautiful

Tina


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molometer 4 years ago

Hi Pras,

Here is my hub's title, you will have to look up, sorry buddy. It also covers details of caring for Orchids, in northern climates.

' The Phalaenopsis Orchid [Moth Orchid]' by Molometer on hubpages.

We are not supposed to add the URL, in the comments section.

Thanks for the link exchange. Should get us both some good Google juice.

Michael


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Tina. Thanks for coming and your big attention to all my hubs, including this one. I am glad to know that you have collection of orchids as well. I agree with you when they bloom together. They look so beautiful. I hope the information of monkey orchid give you other knowledge from the orchid kingdom. Again.....thanks for share your vote here. Have a nice day.

Best wishes, Prasetio


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Michael (molometer). Thanks for the title. I had put this in this hub. I hope we can success together, especially the google will love too. God bless you!

Prasetio


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Mary Merriment 4 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

Amazing, yet cute flowers. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of this unique beauty.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Mary Merriment . Thanks for reading and I am glad you like it!

Prasetio


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

These orchids are amazing. God really must have had fun designing all the flowers and made this one for our pleasure. I love these! It would be nice to grow some but alas, I don't do well with plants. I am so busy that I forget to water and prune them. Thank you for providing me lots of joy in these flowers. I am going to send your Hub link to a friend who loves plants. Prasetio, you did a wonderful job presenting this Hub.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Hyphenbird. Good to see you again. I agree with you that God had designing everything for us. Thanks for coming and I am glad you want to share this hub with your friend who love plants. I proud to write this hub for you. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America

Your hub, pictures and videos were delightful to read/see/listen to. I never imagined a flower such as these orchids! They would have been perfect for my Youtube video 'Flower Power', if I can say this...if I'm not supposed to, please delete comment.

Really loved the music and birds to go with your beautiful monkeys! Thank you so much for sharing with us! I just had to go back and see the monkeys again-they are unbelievable realistic blooms!


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America

Ah, I tried to find my video, but had changed t to 'Have Fun With Flower Power'. Your monkeys would be SO great there! Thanks again for a delightful set of pictures and descriptions.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, frogyfish. Thanks for coming and I am glad you enjoy it. Take care!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

That really was a Wow from me too! lol! I have never seen them before or even heard about them, and yes they do look like monkeys! great find pras! voted up! nell


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Nell Rose. Thank you very much for reading and I am glad you love this information. I hope you can see this orchid in person. Cheers..Prasetio


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

The Orchid is one of my favorite flowers. They grow very well here in S. Florida. Sounds like the Monkey Orchid likes cooler temperatures. I've read about these orchids but I've never seen one. I'd sure to see one. The Hub I wrote about another unusual orchid the the Blue Mystique Orchid and it is a related Hub to this one, I see. Read that one when you have some time.

I voted this Hub UP, etc. and I will share.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, mary615 for coming to this hub. I am glad to know that orchid is one of your favorite flowers. But, I had never heard about the Blue Mystique Orchid. I am so happy to read about this orchid from you. I'll check it out soon. Merry Christmas.....

Prasetio


tattuwurn 3 years ago

This is really a unique kind of orchid, and a bit funny. Mother Nature really does have some sense of humor, I think! Thanks for sharing. Voted up, etc. :D


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, tattuwurn. Welcome to my hub. I do agree with you that mother nature always have surprise for us. Thank you very much. ~Prasetio


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Petra Vlah 3 years ago from Los Angeles

Hello dear friend,

orchids are my favorite flowers and I always have some white ones around my house. Had no idea about monkey orchids, but your hub and great pictures took care of my "ignorance" LOL.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Petra Vlah. Thank you very much for coming to this hub, I am glad to know that you love orchid as well. I hope this hub give you another knowledge about orchid. See you...

Prasetio


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow, awesome prasetio - what a fabulous orchid, I had never heard of it before.

Voting up!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Lesley. Good to see you here. Thanks for coming and I am glad you love this hub. I really appreciate your vote. Take care!

Prasetio


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

This is awesome, I have never seen something like this.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Vinaya Ghimire. Thank you very much for coming. I am glad you love this hub, especially the rare orchid like this one. Take care!

Prasetio


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Pamela Kinnaird W 3 years ago from Maui and Arizona

You find such interesting subjects to write about, prasetio30. This was so amazing that I had to look twice at each photo and ask myself if it can be true or is it that prasetio30 is only fooling us for fun. These orchids and their monkey faces are amazing. Voting up, awesome and sharing.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

These pictures are fantastic and I always learn something from your interesting, unusual hubs. What a fascinating creation these orchids are and they truly look like monkeys. Wow, too.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Pamela Kinnaird W. I am so happy to see you again and reading your wonderful comment. Thank you very much for your compliment to this hub. I think we have the same passion with orchid and I hope you can see the beauty of monkey orchid in person. I always love your vote. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, PegCole17. Thanks for your attention to all my hubs, including this one. I am glad to know that my hubs useful for you. I hope you enjoy the beauty of monkey orchid through this hub. Take care!

Prasetio


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I have seen a few orchids, but nothing as fabulous as these. Most impressive! Up and awesome.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, aviannovice. I am glad you love this orchid. Your vote really appreciated here. ~Prasetio


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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether

Wow! These are the craziest looking flowers I've ever seen. I did not know the monkey orchid even existed. Thanks for enlightening me! :)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, kittythedreamer . I am glad you love this orchid. I hope we can learn together about diversity of the orchid kingdom. Take care!


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ellesvoice 3 years ago from Queen Creek

What uniquely beautiful flowers! They really do look just like monkeys! Great hub!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, ellesvoice. Welcome to my hub and thanks for reading. I am glad you enjoy it. Take care and have a good day :-)


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Wonderful! I love this amazing monkey orchids but I've never seen an actual one yet only on photos and videos. I'd love to see and touch its actual beauty. Thanks for this hub.

Voting up, pinning and sharing.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I'm so glad I found this hub of yours Pras. I have never seen the Monkey Orchid before reading your hub. It's absolutely amazing. Stunning photos! Voted up, useful, amazing, beautiful, interesting and sharing. Thank you dear friend!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, CrisSp. I'm glad you found it useful. Thanks for the vote and rating the hub. I hope we can learn learn about beautiful species of orchid. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, vocalcoach. I am so happy to see you again. Thank you very much for sharing beautiful comment and rating this hub. I hope this hub this hub useful for you. Have a good day :-)

Prasetio


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MJennifer 3 years ago from Arizona

What an interesting hub, Prasetio! I had never heard about the Monkey Orchid although I've always appreciated orchids in general. I read the book "The Orchid Hunter" years ago and was thoroughly intrigued by these exotic flowers. Thanks for sharing the Monkey Orchid!

MJ


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, MJennifer. Welcome to my hub. Thanks for coming and I am glad to know that you love orchid as well. I'll search more about "the Orchid Hunter". Take care!

Prasetio


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Wow I never heard of anything even close to this. Flowers shape like face of monkey. They must be only orchid in world to be like this. Totally unbelievable. Voting up and awesome.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Indian Chef. Thanks for stopping by and your attention to this hub, especially about the monkey orchid species. I am glad you found it useful and beautiful as well. Thanks for the vote. Cheers :-)

Prasetio


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I just came back to reread this Hub about the Monkey Orchid . I have never seen one of these, but I'd surely like to. I am a great lover of the Orchid. I have 6 that are blooming right now!

Voted Up, and I will share, also will Pin to my Plant board.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

dear friend, mary615..thank you very much for coming. I am glad to know this is your second visit. I really appreciate your vote as well. Take care and have a good day :-)

Prasetio


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Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I have never heard of monkey orchids but I couldn't resist checking out this hub after seeing the thumbnail picture! What gorgeous flowers. Very unique and love the pics of them ;)


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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee

Oh, these are adorable!! I had never heard of these orchids before, but so glad you posted about them.

Voting up!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Suzanne Day for coming to this hub. I am glad you enjoy it. Take care and God bless you.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, bethperry. Thank you very much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this hub. Cheers :-)

Prasetio


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Micky Dee 3 years ago

So the flowers like to "monkey around" eh? Nice nephew!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Yeah..my uncle (Micky Dee). I am glad you enjoy it. Take care!


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

What an interesting and informative article you have written here. These orchids are beautiful and so apply named. The blooms are adorable and really do look like monkeys! I have never heard of this type of orchid before, probably because I am not familiar with where they grow. I would love to see the real thing someday. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us and this is a beautifully presented hub!


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VVanNess 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

I saw an article like this in just the last few months. I really loved getting to look through and see all of the different flowers that looked like animals.

This was a very well done article that really added to the information I already had. I really love this topic! Voted up!


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, suzettenaples. Thank you very much for coming and sharing your opinion about orchid. I hope this hub useful for you. Take care and God bless you.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, VVanNess. Welcome again to this hub. I am glad you still love this information about the flowers looked like animal. I love your voted. Cheers :-)

Prasetio


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Crystal Tatum 2 years ago from Georgia

Oh my goodness, this is too funny and awesome!


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Crystal Tatum. Many people agree with you, including me. Take care!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I love Orchids. I'm surprised to learn this Orchid grows in cold climate. Most Orchids as you probably know are tropical plants. I've written a couple of Hubs about mine.

I have many Orchids, and really enjoy mine.

Voted UP and shared.


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, mary615. I am glad to know that you also love this plant. I believe that you care with your orchid, so it gave your beautiful flower. Thanks for the vote. Have a good day!


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

This was very interesting and I loved the pictures. Imagine a flower looking like an animal. Very cool and thanks for sharing.


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Lady Guinevere for coming and your appreciation to this hub. Take care!


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oliversmum 2 years ago from australia

prasetio30 Hi. Such a wonderful hub with so much information about these orchids, which up till now I knew little or nothing about. The photographs are absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing with us. Thumbs up and awesome. :) :)


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, oliversmum. Good to see you here. Thanks for coming and I hope you can see this orchid in person. Have a good day!


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misterhollywood 2 years ago from Hollywood, CA

I've never seen anything like this. At first I thought these were doctored pics until I saw your videos, etc. truly amazing and a COOL hub!! Voted up!


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, misterhollywood. Thank you very much for coming and I am glad to know that you love this hub. Take care!

Prasetio


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ladyguitarpicker 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Hi, Loved this hub and found this very amazing. I never knew there was anything like this. Wow


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, ladyguitarpicker. Welcome to my hub and thanks for beautiful comment. I hope this hub useful for you. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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colorfulone 22 months ago from Minnesota

Wow, I have never seen anything like these orchids. They are lovely and oh so cute! - Interesting hub vote and a thumbs-up.


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prasetio30 21 months ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, colorfulone. Good to see you here. Thanks for coming and I am so happy to know that you love this hub. Have a good day!

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