Proof of A God’s Existence

I received an email from my dad with all these rare orchids. As flora are my proof of a God’s existence and my link to spirituality, I found the email fascinating. Who else can create such a beautiful living thing? And then my cynicism kicked in and because I wanted to share the pictures with you, I did some research. Below are the ones I was able to verify through – what I consider – reputable resources:

Aristolochia salvadorensis (The Darth Vader Birthwort)
Confirmed via Diversity of Life (Confirmed via UniProt)

Aristolochia salvadorensis

Dracula simia (Monkey Orchid)
Confirmed via Wikipedia (Confirmed via Wikipedia)

Dracula simia

Ophrys apifera (Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid Bee Orchid)
Confirmed via Wikipedia (Confirmed via Wikipedia)

Ophrys apifera

Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid)
Confirmed via Wikipedia (Confirmed via Wikipedia)

Phalaenopsis

Psychotria elata (Hooker’s Lips)
Confirmed via Gardening Know How (Confirmed via Gardening Know How)

Psychotria elata

Impatiens bequaertii (Dancing Girls)
Confirmed via UniProt (Unable to confirm)

Impatiens bequaertii

Anguloa uniflora × ruckeri (common name)
Confirmed misidentification via American Orchid Society (Swaddled Babies The Single-Flowered Anguloa)

Anguloa x ruckeri

Impatiens psittacina (Parrot Flower Flower Bird Parrot)
Confirmed via Atlanta Orchid Society (Confirmed via Atlanta Orchid Society)

Impatiens psittacina

Caleana major (Flying Duck Orchid)
Confirmed via Dave’s Garden (Confirmed via Dave’s Garden)

Caleana major

Calceolaria uniflora (Happy Alien Darwin’s Slipper)
Confirmed via The Plant List (Confirmed via Wikipedia)

Calceolaria uniflora

Peristeria elata (Dove Orchid or Holy Ghost Orchid)
Confirmed via Wikipedia (Confirmed via Wikipedia)

Peristeria elata

Pecteilis Habenaria radiata (White Egret Flower Orchid)
Confirmed via Wikipedia (Confirmed via Wikipedia)

Pecteilis radiata