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poor grassland, former cultivated, calcareous soils
A meadow with more than 400 flowering individuals.
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
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.
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: http://www.first-nature.com/books/algarv... Hope you have a nice staying in Portugal and that this message can help it.
HelloIs 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
"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 beautiful.it almost looks like an iris.
Spotted on Mar 23, 2011 Submitted on Jan 13, 2012