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Lizard orchid


Lizard orchid
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-01
Exposure: f/7.4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-05 6:48
Viewed: 3524
Points: 4
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This is a rare, late-blooming orchid from the higher peaks of the Galilee region in Israel. Note the "lizard tongue" of its flowers. In this image the two "tongues" (labia) are almost parallel, referring to the "affine" in the species name.

I insist on taking my flower pix without flash to show them in their natural light. This may cause some loss of detail, to be left to my botanist friends.

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To nirmalroberts: Lizard orchidIshi 1 10-28 12:18
To honza: About HimmanthoglossumIshi 1 06-10 15:40
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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2007-06-06 9:28]
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Good photo of Himmantoglossum affine. I have never seen this species in nature, only another species - H. adriaticum and H. hircinum.

Hi Ishi,
Very strange looking flower. But then, orchids do are strange as such. Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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