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Ophrys sipontensis

Ophrys sipontensis
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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: 2008-04-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D40X, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Puglia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-24 10:37
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Points: 4
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Etymology: Sipontensis,from Siponto a village at the foothills of Mount Gargano

Endemic to Mount Gargano principally thr southern foothills and Siponto plain.Very local and rare

Description: Often robust 20-50cm tall.3-8 flowers;sepals whitish to purplish pink.Speculum central,formed by 2 thick parallel,vertical lines often linked at level of basal field,thus forming an H,bright gloosy blue.

Floweing season March-April (May)

Habitat: Full sun to mid-shade on dry to moist calcareous subtrates.Short poor grassland,meadowes,abandoned cultivation and garrigue upto 700m

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-06-24 23:46]
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Hi Anita and Mike,

The variety of orchids in Puglia is amazing!

Thanks for yet another beautiful Ophrys. It seems the petals in this image are a bit too bright.

Do I see an O. lutea in the lower right corner?



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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2008-07-08 12:56]
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Nice photo of the rare endemic species. I found it near Siponto 3 years ago. I have the photo in our TN archive :-)

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