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Southern Early Purple, orquidea

Orchis olbiensis

Description:

This genus gets its name from the Ancient Greek ὄρχις orchis, meaning "testicle", from the appearance of the paired subterranean tuberoids. These terrestrial orchids have tubers instead of pseudobulbs. They are extremely diverse in appearance. They produce an erect stem. The inflorescence is a cylindrical to globular spike 5 – 15 cm long with purple flowers. They start flowering at the base, slowly progressing upwards.

Habitat:

In a clear of a Holm oak forest

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec. f/36 ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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1 Comment

arlanda
arlanda 6 years ago

It maybe is Orchis olbiensis

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.69

Spotted on May 29, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

Reference

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