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Neotinea tridentata

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 30 April 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Neotinea tridentata (NL: Drietandige orchis / EN: Three-toothed Orchid / DE: Dreizähniges Knabenkraut / FR: Orchis tridenté, Orchis dentelé, Orchis à trois dents) is a species of orchid, closely related to the species I presented yesterday and a close look is needed to seperate them in the field. The small, odorless flowers are white, tinted pink or light violet. The helmet is formed by sepals and petals grown together at the base, the latter have dark veins both inside and out. The tips of the three sepals lean outward.

Image: Monte Iblei (IT-SI) - 08/04/2012

More images and info on this species (and on European terrestrial orchids) can be found on my Wordpress-Blog about European Orchids.

Canon EOS 400D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Mooie details en belichting ! Ik wens je een prettige zaterdag.

30 Apr 2012 10:19am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

But what a beautiful flower ... excellent macro!

30 Apr 2012 3:48pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

1 May 2012 12:42am

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Canon EOS 400D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
150 mm