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Orchis italica

Orchis italica
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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: 2012-04-07
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 550 D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Rhodes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-05-03 11:32
Viewed: 3254
Points: 2
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Orchis italica

Description: Tubers ovoid or ellipsoid. Stem 20-40cm, erect or flexuous, with 5--8 leaves in basal rosette and with sheaths above. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, with wavy margin. Spike conical at first, becoming globose or ovoid. Bracts ovate, 1-veined, 1/4 to 1/3 as long as ovary. Perianth-segments about 10mm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, all convergent into a helmet; helmet pale pink-lilac with purple veins. Inner lower perianth segment 12-16, longer than wide, pink, often with purple spots, 3-lobed; lateral lobes linear, acute; middle lobe divided into two acute, elongate-linear lobules with short, narrowly linear lobules between; all segments more or less flat; Spur cylindrical, directed downwards, 1/2 as long as ovary.

Distribution: Albania, Algeria, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Libya,Corfu, Israel

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-05-04 1:35]

Hi Anita (& Mike).

Lovely dark colored specimen. Very nice capture with fine details and excellent background.

You could add to the diribution list Corfu and Israel.

Well done!


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