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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2009, 04:28:39 PM »
Anthony what a super plant great to see
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2009, 02:12:45 AM »
Anthony,

Great plant, and great pics.  Very striking flowers by the look of it.  Thanks for sharing. 8)
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2009, 09:31:48 AM »
Two Orchids with interesting forms are in bloom at the moment

Ophrys regis-ferdinandii in Rhodos and Himantoglossum affine ,  a rare E. Mediterranean species, this one from the upper Galilee.
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2009, 10:17:06 AM »
One more for today,

A green orchid, Platanthera holmboei, extremely rare, we have found only 8 plants this season.
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2009, 02:01:45 PM »
Oron,

Wow!  :o  The Ophrys regis-ferdinandii and Himantoglossum affine really are fascinating shapes aren't they.  Obviously they're insect mimics (the Ophrys in particular) for pollination purposes.  Very nice plants and very nice pics.  Thanks.
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2009, 10:15:02 PM »
Two more Ophrys in the greenhouse: O. cretica and O. tenthredinifera X apifera. The former seems lost in the jungle so I will move it and take a better pic. There are two flowering plants. The one pictured is much shorter than the other.
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2009, 11:07:18 PM »
Oron great pictures I really like the platanthera,it looks very robust.Was it growing in wet conditions.The platanthera I have found in the alps were in bog.
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2009, 11:24:49 PM »
Judging by the distance the anthers are apart,the Platanthera looks like a moth pollinated species? The pollinia stick to the moth's eyes. :o
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2009, 03:45:56 AM »
Anthony,

Oh, the markings on the O. cretica are so striking.  :o
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2009, 08:55:14 AM »
Anthony, i agree with Paul, your O. cretica is a stunner, great markings!!

Oron great pictures I really like the platanthera,it looks very robust.Was it growing in wet conditions.The platanthera I have found in the alps were in bog.

Tony,

Platanthera grows here at the edge of an evergreen Oak forest where it can receive some sun, the area is quite humid in Mediterranean terms but not wet, it grows in the company of Cyclamen coum.
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2009, 02:59:50 PM »
Oron,
Great to see more pictures of orchids in Israel.
In your travels have you encountered any interspecific hybrids?
In the meadows here it is possible to find hybrids between O.coriophora and O.palustris.

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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2009, 05:36:53 PM »
some photos of Orchids

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 Platanthera sp.AM.jpg
 Orchis papilionacea.jpg
 Orchis simia.AM.jpg
« Last Edit: April 28, 2009, 05:38:03 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2009, 07:02:07 PM »
Hi Alessandro,
Super healthy looking plants and nice detailed pics, pot grown orchids by the look of pic 1?

I think your first pic is of O.conica, your Platanthera species looks like P.chlorantha, your O.papilionacea is O.purpurea.
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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2009, 07:45:28 PM »
Hi Alessandro,
Super healthy looking plants and nice detailed pics, pot grown orchids by the look of pic 1?

I think your first pic is of O.conica, your Platanthera species looks like P.chlorantha, your O.papilionacea is O.purpurea.
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 creed you have reason, is  Orchis  purpurea, for photo 1 Orchis is not sure or, the leaves are wide 2 cm, long 10, base them and silverplated, what you say?

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Re: Orchids Spring 2009
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2009, 09:56:19 PM »
Hi Alessandro,
O.purpurea ( The Lady Orchid ) has a deeply divided lip that makes the flower look like a lady with a hat, O.papilionacea has an entire or only partially divided lip, I have attached a picture of O.papilionacea from Greece.
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