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Cyprus Bee Orchid

Ophrys kotschyi

Notes:

A beautiful endemic orchid of cyprus, quite rare as well, which happens to be in its flowering stage right now. Look for it in the Akamas Peninsula.

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15 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Project Noah Fact of the Day: Listed as "near-threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, the Cyprus bee orchid is endemic to Greece and Cyprus. The flowers are pollinated by male hymenopteran that are sexually stimulated by the female-mimicking odor of the flowers.

Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophrys_kot...
http://www.sekj.org/PDF/anbf48/anbf48-09...

Cyprus Bee Orchid (Ophrys kotschyi) spotted in Cyprus by PN user Nitch.
https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

wow, it does look like a bee.

Dear Nitch you need to change the name of the mission, because its not in the correct one (It's in "orchids of Colombia", instead of "Flowers of Europe" and "Orchids of the World")

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Hermosa muñeca encantadora!!!

Nitch
Nitch 9 years ago

Added to the Mission - Orchids of the World

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9525...

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

Beautiful! thanks for sharing it!

injica
injica 9 years ago

beautiful!! :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

So beautiful!

Nitch
Nitch 9 years ago

Thanks... :-)

achmmad
achmmad 9 years ago

Is that one imitate the bee? I saw film in my class show how amazing they are pollinated. Wonderful spotting!

KathyW
KathyW 9 years ago

Aren't you gorgeous!!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

wanderfull!!!

patty
patty 9 years ago

beautiful

Nitch
Nitch 9 years ago

Thanks, and Yea, this one is protected.

Jonathan Guyot
Jonathan Guyot 9 years ago

Beautiful color ! It is one of the beautiful ophris. I hope it is a protect one

Nitch
Spotted by
Nitch

Pafos, Κύπρος - Kıbrıs, Cyprus

Spotted on Mar 10, 2007
Submitted on Mar 14, 2012

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