Giava, 1879: l'esploratore James Hingston si convince dell'esistenza di una specie di orchidea carnivora. Scrive:
I am taken by my kind host around his garden, and shown, among other things, a flower, a red orchid, that catches and feeds upon live flies. It seized upon a butterfly while I was present, and enclosed it in its pretty but deadly leaves, as a spider would have enveloped it in network.
In realtà, era stato tratto in inganno dalle doti mimetiche della mantide orchidea, Hymenopus coronatus