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Νaked man orchid

Orchis italica


Orchis italica, commonly known as the naked man orchid or the Italian orchid, is a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean. It gets its common name from the lobed lip (labellum) of each flower which mimics the general shape of a naked man. It prefers partial shade and low nutrient soil and flowers in April. It was spotted near Vrinena village, Othrys mountain, Greece.

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 7 months ago


DespinaTsafetopoulou 7 months ago

Thank you so much for the nomination, dear Daniele and fellow P.N. rangers!

DanielePralong 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Despina!

Θεσσαλία - Στερεά Ελλάδα, Greece

Lat: 39.07, Long: 22.77

Spotted on Apr 23, 2018
Submitted on Jul 10, 2018

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