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Orchis collina

Orchis collina
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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: Canon 400D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-08 10:30
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Points: 4
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Description: Tubers ovoid. Stem 12-35cm, erect, with basal rosette of 2-4 leaves and with dense sheaths above. Leaves oblong-ovate, usually with dark spots. Spike oblong or cylindrical, often few-flowered. Bracts ovate-lanceolate, 5- to 7- veined, the lower longer than ovary. Flowers brownish or greenish-purple. Outer perianth segments 10-12mm, ovate-oblong, obtuse, the 2 lateral t or spreaidng and deflexed, often dark olive-green, the median curved forward; inner lanceolate-oblong. Lower inner perianth segment about 10mm, entire, ovate or suborbicular, obtuse, more or less crenulate at apex. Spur pouched, directed downwards, 1/2 as long as ovary.

Found mainly on dry calcareous soils in open woodland, garigue and grassy places.

Distribution: Albania, Algeria, Crete, Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Libya,

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2008-07-08 12:50]
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Nice picture of the orchid. Also I found it around Monte S. Angelo 3 years ago, but it was too much late for photo.

Bonjour Anita et Mike,
C'est une belle présentation mais cette orchidée est moins bien mise en valeur que sur certaines de vos précédentes publication ; peut-être est-ce à cause d'une lumière difficile à exploiter pour faire ressortir pleinement les couleurs et les détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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