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Ophrys elatior

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 12 August 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestrial Orchids

Ophrys elatior (syn: Ophrys fuciflora subsp. elatior) (NL: - / EN: - / DE: Kleinblütige Hummel-Ragwurz ; Hochwüchsige Ragwurz / FR: Ophrys élevée) is a species of orchid very closely related to Ophrys fuciflora. Combination of high growth (up to 80 cm!), small flowers with colourful petals and sepals and later flowering in midsummer (July till September - leaves due to very late flowering already withered black) characterize this species. The species can only be found in the valley of the Rhine and the Rhone, where it is very rare and threatened by the disappearance of its habitat: grasslands on the alluvial terraces.

More images and info on European terrestrial orchids can be found on my Wordpress-Blog on European Orchids

Image: Neuenburg am Rhein (DE) - 01/07/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Fijn en mooi!

12 Aug 2011 7:21am

Ellebelle from Netherlands

Prachtig scherp op de orchidee, van boven tot onder ..............

12 Aug 2011 5:48pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot !

12 Aug 2011 8:15pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
150 mm