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Himantoglossum galilea

Himantoglossum galilea
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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: 2008-05-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/32, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-17 4:34
Viewed: 4273
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Israel’s rarest orchid, found in just a few locations in the Galilee and Golan, and with only one stable population not threatened by grazing, of about 20 specimens, close to the top of Mt. Meron (1208 m), the Land of Israel’s highest peak west of the Jordan River. The genus name means: “strap-like tongued”. The very long labellum, 7 cm here, resembles a lizard’s forked tongue, thus the English name, Lizard orchid. In stating the species’ name here I took the liberty of referring to it by the unofficial (yet?) name “galilea”, because it has been shown by my friend and orchid enthusiast extraordinaire, Asaf Shifman, that this particular Himantoglossum is quite different from H. affine or A. caprinum, as referred to this one of others.

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nice one, I saw it last year. From where is the name galilea?

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2008-05-17 10:43]

Hi Ishi

Lovely capture.Nice sharp details and colour.
Here in the uk we only have Himantoglossum hircinum.
Anita & Mike

An extra-ordinary orchid and a beautiful macro-capture Ishi, a rare sight indeed my friend, TFS and cheers,

La orquídeas son siempre especiales por sus formas y por sus colores.
En la fotografía se aprecian muy bien los detalles y sobre todo ese labelo tan espectacular

Bonsoir Ishi
quelle splendeur...
Merci de nous montrer une si belle couleur d'Himantoglossum.
Je ne connais que : Himantoglossum hircinum, qui est 'blanc-jaunâtre' en France.
A bientôt

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