Anacamptis collina (former: Orchis collina - Hill Orchid) is related to the Fragrant Orchid I showed yesterday (same Genus) as can be seen in the two pollinia comming together in one bursicle. The most distinctive characteristics of this species are the sac-like spur and the dark pinkish red rounded flowers. It is a very comon species in Crete, but due to the relative early flowering of this species, we found only a few specimen to make pictures.
Spili (Crete - Greece) - 06/04/2010
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