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Ophrys scolopax

Ophrys scolopax

Description:

The Ophrys scolopax is a terrestrial orchid that has a tuber underground. Flowering stem erect simple unbranched about 30 cm. The flowers have a large lip. The three-lobed lip is dark brown, velvety central lobe, oval, elongated and curved. The frontal lobe has a triangular yellow appendix. The lip of about 13 to 18 mm in length has three lobes with the two triangular sides are turned slightly forward with fine silky hairs mimicking insect elytra

Habitat:

In grasslands, scrublands, shrubs and forests


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2 Comments

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 2 years ago

nunca lo habia pensado, pero ahora que lo dices...si que es verdad!! parece que llevan gorrito y todo!
:)

Estas orquideas me recuerdan a enanitos :-)

Calpe/Calp, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 38.65, Long: 0.07

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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