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Ophrys philippi #2

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 18 October 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Ophrys philippi Grenier, 1859

NL: Ophrys philippi
EN: Ophrys philippi
DE: Philippes Ragwurz
FR: Ophrys de Philippe

Image: Belgentier (FR) - 21/05/2016

"This is a familiar Ophrys that needs very little description, not only because of its unique appearance but also due to the well known story attached to its long disappearance (in 1912) and subsequent rediscovery in 2000 by Blais. Whilst it is a familiar orchid, it is also an extremely rare one that survives in just a few sites in the hills north of Toulon. Its true status is not really known with certainty and there has been much professional debate about, not only its lineage but also its correct taxonomic grouping and even its name." Text quoted from http://www.orchidsofbritainandeuropetest.uk/Ophrys%20philippi.html

Canon EOS 7D 1/125 second F/3.5 ISO 100 150 mm

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Canon EOS 7D
1/125 second
F/3.5
ISO 100
150 mm

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