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Naked Man Orchid

Orchis italica

Description:

Orchis italica, commonly known as the naked man orchid or the Italian orchid, is a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean. They are widely popular for their petals looking like naked men. It prefers partial shade and low nutrient soil and flowers in April. O. italica grows up to 50 centimetres (20 in) in height, with bright pink, densely clustered flowers. They are found commonly and widespread in the Mediterranean in large clusters.

Habitat:

In Seih-Sou, the suburban pine forest of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Notes:

Greek names: Όρχις η ιταλική, Ιταλική ορχιδέα

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KostasZontanos

Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Apr 15, 2015
Submitted on Apr 16, 2015

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