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Epipactis palustris

Epipactis palustris
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Copyright: TOMESCU Cezar Valentin (tomcezar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 282] (1823)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon ZOOM LENS EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5,6II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): my favourite european orchids [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-19 22:35
Viewed: 3202
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Epipactis palustris (in Romanian - little swamp) is a orchid, and grown in the oligotrophic swamp and moist meadow, in the mountain region.

The Marsh helleborine (Epipactis palustris) is the only European orchid able to survive in a flooded habitat.

Their creeping, fleshy rhizomes grow offshoots, from which then emerge the 20-70 cm long stems during the next spring.

There are four to eight alternate, lanceolate leaves, that grow progressively shorter near the top. The margins are entire, the top is acute. Species with less chlorophyll have blue-purple leaves.

Their bilaterally symmetrical colorful flowers grow from a terminal raceme. The three sepals and the two lateral petals are ovate and acuminate. Their color can vary from greenish-white to violet and purple.

The lip is divided in a bowl-shaped hypochile, with the outer surface greenish-white and threaded with dark veins. The wavy, snowwhite epichile is fan-shaped.

The ovary is inferior. It produces a dry capsule with countless minute seeds.

from> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epipactis

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  • Great 
  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2007-08-19 22:44]

Hello Tomescu
Lovely capture of the Epipactis palustris and its habitat.Nice comosition and POV.Nice colours.

nice bouquet, TFS Ori

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-08-21 11:41]

Très belle composition, cadrage, couleurs et netteté, bravo
Amicalement Robi

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