Neotinea ustulata (Former: Orchis ustulata - Burnt Orchid / Aangebrande orchis) is a delicate species and one of our most attractive dan delightful orchids. The unopened buds are deep purple, giving the top of the spike a scorched or burnt appearancen hence the name. ('ustulata' means 'scorched-looking' In Belgium there are only 3 or 4 places left where this species can be found in very limited populations, so I was very happy to find more than a dozen full flowering spikes on my trip to Germany.
Image: Germany 22/05/2010
© Johan Dierckx
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