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Author Topic: Any Ophrys Specialists?  (Read 161 times)

t5247rb

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Any Ophrys Specialists?
« on: April 20, 2017, 09:40:37 PM »
Was wondering if any of these could be identified as something other than Ophrys Sphegodes. The photos were all taken at the end of March on Sicily.

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Re: Any Ophrys Specialists?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 06:29:06 AM »
Seeing your photo very small on my smartphone, they look like exaltata.
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Re: Any Ophrys Specialists?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 10:34:56 AM »
There are at least 2 species : #3 is O. incubacea
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Re: Any Ophrys Specialists?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 12:42:16 PM »
agree with Yvain, the rest are exaltata (typical thin yellow border on certain region). Where did you see them?
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Re: Any Ophrys Specialists?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 03:44:21 PM »
A good book on orchids is Collins Photo Guide Orchids Of Britain and Europe by Pierre Delforge. It contains 812 colour photos. All photos are good quality close ups with a description in depth and habitat type.

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Re: Any Ophrys Specialists?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 03:58:50 PM »
In IRG 84, Gerrit Eijkelenboom writes about the flowers he and his wife Iep, encountered in Sicily  in May. Their focus is again mostly on the range of orchids to be seen.
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Re: Any Ophrys Specialists?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 07:00:35 PM »
agree with Yvain, the rest are exaltata (typical thin yellow border on certain region). Where did you see them?

The first, second and fourth pictures are from the Ficuzza area in Sicily. The third photo is from a spot near Piazza Amerina, again in Sicily.  It was growing with Ophrys Lutea.
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Re: Any Ophrys Specialists?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 07:52:57 PM »
In IRG 84, Gerrit Eijkelenboom writes about the flowers he and his wife Iep, encountered in Sicily  in May. Their focus is again mostly on the range of orchids to be seen.
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What a wonderful reference.  Now I'll have to go back to Sicily to scout out those areas (maybe a little later than late March)
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Re: Any Ophrys Specialists?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 08:09:29 PM »
A good book on orchids is Collins Photo Guide Orchids Of Britain and Europe by Pierre Delforge. It contains 812 colour photos. All photos are good quality close ups with a description in depth and habitat type.
A good book but you must keep in mind that Pierre Delforge is a splitter and a lot of species are described with this point of view that every tiny difference leads to a new species.
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