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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.
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...
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")
Hermosa muñeca encantadora!!!
Added to the Mission - Orchids of the Worldhttp://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9525...
Beautiful! thanks for sharing it!
Is that one imitate the bee? I saw film in my class show how amazing they are pollinated. Wonderful spotting!
Aren't you gorgeous!!
Thanks, and Yea, this one is protected.
Beautiful color ! It is one of the beautiful ophris. I hope it is a protect one
Spotted on Mar 10, 2007 Submitted on Mar 14, 2012
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