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Southern Early Purple, orquidea

Orchis olbiensis


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.


In a clear of a Holm oak forest


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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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


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