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Corallorhiza trifida

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 21 September 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestrial Orchids

Corallorhiza trifida (NL: Koraalwortel / EN: Early Coralroot / DE: Korallenwurz / FR: Racine de corail) is a species of European terrestrial Orchid. Corallorhiza trifida is yellowish green in color, leafless, and partially myco-heterotrophic, deriving some, but not all of its nutrients from association with fungi of genus Tomentella. It also contains chlorophyll, with which it supplies some of its own carbon nutrition via autotrophy.

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

Image: Passo Pinei (IT) - 11/07/2011

Canon EOS 400D 2/5 seconds F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Canon EOS 400D
2/5 seconds
ISO 200
150 mm