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Spring treasures in Rhodes
« on: April 12, 2019, 08:17:11 PM »
Back from the island, here're some of the plants seen.
The winter was rainy, this spring is very wet and so many orchids are at their best.

The landscape

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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 08:26:28 PM »
Ophrys rhodia

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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 08:30:12 PM »
Ophrys lucis



Ophrys ferrum-equinum



Ophrys regis-fernandii



Ophrys mammosa



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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 08:34:33 PM »
Ophrys reinholdii



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Ophrys speculum



Ophrys calypsus



Ophrys omegaifera

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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 08:43:21 PM »
Anacamptis papilionacea ssp heroica



Ophrys speculum x regis-fernandii



Orchis provincialis

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Orchis italica

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Ophrys dodekanensis

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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 08:45:15 PM »
Such jewels 8)
Thanks for sharing them Yann.
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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 08:47:37 PM »
I think you gonna have an orchids overdose  ;D

Orchis anatolica

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Serapias orientalis subsp carica



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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 09:09:42 PM »
I think it's time to show other plants...but i still have several orchids to post  ::)

In the heart of the island a range of low mountains host many rare plants.
Profitis Ilias is the most famous area where grow Paeonia rhodia, the plants are easy to reach.
But i wanted to repay a visit to a spot in discovered by chance 40km from there, in a deep gorge very difficult to access.
The effort was rewarded, the spot is intact as i discovered it in 2001.

These plants are found only 20m from the top of the gorge, they receive the sun at the end of the afternoon

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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 09:11:49 PM »
deeper it's dark and the plants are really beautiful

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on the ascent climb i found few Iris unguicularis

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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 09:16:05 PM »
more tomorrow...
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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 09:16:35 PM »
Amazing Yann. Love the peony especially but the orchids are such treasures.
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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 09:26:37 PM »
more tomorrow...


- p l e a s e / looking forward to a follow up -

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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 09:39:01 PM »
Wonderful!
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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2019, 10:16:14 PM »
Waiting for them Yann, thanks for posting.
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Re: Spring treasures in Rhodes
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2019, 10:36:08 PM »
Nice images of some attractive orchids Yann!
Paeonia rhodia is something special.
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