Yesterday I showed Orchis militaris and the day before I showed Orchis anthropophora. When these two species are found together in the same area, natural hybrids can occur. In this picture you can see this natural hybrid, called Orchis Xspuria. The X notes the hybrid origin of the species. All hybrids are different: they have some characteristics from both parents: here you can see the colours of O.militaris, and the tiny human figures of O. anthropophora.
Image: Lanaye (B) - 20/05/2010
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