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Moscardo fusco

Ophrys fusca


poor grassland, former cultivated, calcareous soils


A meadow with more than 400 flowering individuals.

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BenEngelen 8 years ago

We are now near Coimbra on a campingplace. Tomorrow we will go Porto do Mos for information about the orchids. Perhaps soon a picture! Greetings from Ben Engelen

BenEngelen 8 years ago

Thank you very much. Perhaps we go on our way to the Algarve along that site. We are travelling with a camper so that is mobile.

jcmorais 8 years ago

Hello Ben,
There are many places in Portugal were you can find many species of wild orchids. In the center of the country (near Leiria-Fátima, 450Km noth from Algarve) there's a Natural Park called Parque Natural das Serras d Áire e Candeeiros with many orchids. In Algarve you can find also a few hotspots. I recommend a bookpublished in UK in 2009 "Wild Orchids in Algarve". Its possible to review or buy it online here:
Hope you have a nice staying in Portugal and that this message can help it.

BenEngelen 8 years ago

Is it possible to tell me some places where I can find orchids in Portugal? I am going next week in your direction and am staying in the Algarve where our son with his family lives. Perhaps you can give me some advice. I am only taking pictures!!
Thanks in advance

harsuame 9 years ago


craigwilliams 9 years ago

"400 individuals" :0) Makes me smile just think about being there! This and Ophrys insectifera look like monsters from a Godzilla movie! Lovely form with a yellow trim to the lip too. Thank you.

the second pic is best, thank you for sharing

Incredibly almost looks like an iris.

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