Hello, my name is Frederick Lopes I live in Fatima Portugal, in Serra d'Aire, where you can find several species of orchids, from the four years I've been doing some hiking in search of new species to date have identified 18 species but it is believed here that there are at least 23,I intend to show with this blog that have already been identified and make their updates
sexta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2011
I want to leavethis bloghereasuggestionof afriend of minequite complete,contains morespecies oforchidsbecause it coversagreaterareaof Portugal. http://insectosaflorir.blogspot.com/
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stillhardto identify thisspeciesbecause there are somevery similar,they are:Ophrysfusca,Ophrysdyris,LupercaliaOphrys,OphrysVasconia. what Ihavesaid is thatthe differences areflowering timeand some differencesin morphology,being soimperceptiblethatonly an expertdetect them.
One of themost beautifulorchidsthat can be seenhere,can reach60cmin height, withlarge flowers,can be foundin alkaline soilsor slightlyacidicinareaswith little vegetation, althoughless frequent,can alsobe seen inpine forestswhere the soilis clean, itcan be seen fromApril toJune
It is one ofthe easiestorchidsto identify,very abundanthere in theSierraD'airesometimes in largecoloniesbut alsosporadically,can be up to70cmin heightbut themediamust be around50cm,very showy,foundlast yearduring a visitsawthealbaone, unfortunatelyI have nophotographic recordbut certainlyearly nextyearwill makeararevisit to thepicturesandpost them here
This photograph was taken at Chão de maçãs, county of Tomar, which is its location further south in Portugal that I know here can reach over 1 meter high, is not a very abundant plant while it is found in large colonies. It is a plant found in alkaline soils, damp or flooded, in open ground with little vegetation. can be observed from April to June.
Hello, myname isFrederickFatimaLopesI live inPortugal,in Serrad'Aire, where you canfindseveral species of orchids, fromthefour yearsI've been doingsome hikingin search of newspeciesto date haveidentified18speciesbutit is believedherethat there areat least 23,I intend toshowwith thisblogthat have already beenidentifiedand maketheir updates