New orchid with devil’s head in heart discovered

Q.  New orchid discovered in recent times named after the devil’s head in its heart is called __________.
- Published on 13 Jul 16

a. Telipogen diabolicus
b. Felipogen diabolicus
c. Nelipohen diabolicus
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Telipogen diabolicus
A colourful orchid species which has a devil’s head in its heart and therefore called Telipogen diabolical was discovered.
  • It was discovered by Marta Kolanowska and Dariusz Szlachetko, both affiliated with the University of Gdansk, Poland, together with Ramiro Medina Trejo of Colombia,
  • The new orchid grows a stem measuring between 5.5-9 cm in height.
  • The orchid is assigned as a Critically Endangered species in the IUCN Red List.

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