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Nigritelle noire

Nigritella rhellicani


This delicate small (up to 20 cm tall) orchid is also known as "orchis vanillé" in French, due its its vanilla scent. It is found in alpine meadows and flowers from May to August. Its flowers are dark red, sometimes with a pinkish tinge.


Alpine meadow, alt. 2200 m ASL. The last shot shows the plant's habitat.


Distribution: Scandinavia, Pyrénées, Alpe, Balkans, Geece.

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DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Beautiful flower and an awesome habitat :-)

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thanks Jolly, Ashish and Greg! Greg the technology is not quite there yet, but maybe one day:-)

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 11 years ago

Wish I could scratch & sniff my screen right now, what a beauty

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Lovery Deep Red shade... Fantastic one from Orchidaceae family of amzing petal structure...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 11 years ago

Very beautiful

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Valais - Wallis, Switzerland

Spotted on Jul 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 3, 2012

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