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Ophrys cretica ssp beloniae


Ophrys cretica ssp beloniae
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Copyright: anita and mike allsopp (juanit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 550 D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Rhodes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-22 5:51
Viewed: 2726
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was the only plant we found on our trip.
In Rhodes they had a very dry winter.

Subspecies, related to Ophrys cretica but with early flowering time like Ophrys ariadnae (March - early April) and characteristic pink perianth (pink sepals and reddish petals) and a speculum that occupies the entire lip length. It has strange distribution as in Rhodes it can be found only in the southern part of the island and, outside Rhodes, it is growing also in Naxos, from where it was originally described by Kretzschmar, on 1996.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-04-22 23:48]

This one is a real beauty. We missed itin Rhodes two years ago.

TFS,

Ishi

Bonjour Anita et Mike,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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