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|This orchid, also known as Orchis morio ssp. libani, is found in south-east Lebanon, south-east Turkey, and is quite common in Cyprus. In Israel it is extremely rare: less than a dozen specimens have been located in the Mt. Hermon area in the very north-east of the country, at an elevation of about 900-1000 m above sea level. It is quite difficult to photograph due to the way the flowers are clustered together. This particular specimen is rather large for the species, about 20 cm tall. It is shown growing inside the protecting thorns of the very common bush Sarcopoterium spinosum. Some other specimens found in the same area are much smaller, and may belong to a different subspecies.|
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- [2008-04-13 12:44]
This is an other beautiful orchid you usualy present. This one looks great as it is a highcontrast between the delicate flower and the thorns arround. Very good details of the flowers and nice natural colors.
Thank you for sharing,
nice to see it, almost like O. papilionacea. I know it only from Cyprus. Ori
- [2008-04-13 14:09]
Hi Ishi,very beautifull this orchid too,i like a lot the colours and the perfect sharpenss,my best compliments,Luciano
Great coloured macro of beautiful orchid. Good idea longitudinal cut.