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Ophrys scolopax

Ophrys scolopax

Description:

The Ophrys scolopax is a terrestrial orchid that has a tuber underground. Flowering stem erect simple unbranched about 30 cm. The flowers have a large lip. The three-lobed lip is dark brown, velvety central lobe, oval, elongated and curved. The frontal lobe has a triangular yellow appendix. The lip of about 13 to 18 mm in length has three lobes with the two triangular sides are turned slightly forward with fine silky hairs mimicking insect elytra

Habitat:

In grasslands, scrublands, shrubs and forests

Notes:

Is maybe the last time I see this orchid....is the only plant of this species in this big area, and the goverment is working on I don't know what, and they are cutting all the vegetation. In the last pic you can see the O. scolopax in the red circle and how near they are working....so sad

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5 Comments

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 4 years ago

jajajja! claro que si Marta!
mejor un poco antes de semana santa, que como sea de seca como este año no veremos nada!!! y como el ayuntamiento de mi pueblo siga destruyendo menos aun....

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Estas y las espejito son mis orquideas alicantinas favoritas! de verdad que un año tengo que ir en Semana Santa y quedar contigo para buscarlas. Chulisimas!

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 5 years ago

muchas gracias Jorge!

Ups muy bonita lo siento

Muy bonota very beatifull

Calp, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 38.65, Long: 0.07

Spotted on Apr 4, 2014
Submitted on Apr 8, 2014

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