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Marsh fragrant orchid

Gymnadenia conopsea


The name of the genus Gymnadenia is formed from Greek words γυμνός (gymnós, "nude") and ἀδήν (adēn, "gland") and refers to the characteristics of the organs for secreting nectar. The specific Latin name "conopsea" derives from the Greek κώνωψ (kónops), literally meaning "mosquito-like", probably because of the similarity of the long spur of the flower with the mouthparts of a mosquito.


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Wallonie, Belgium

Spotted on May 26, 2017
Submitted on Oct 21, 2017


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