Orchids

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Post by xilpa » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:58 pm

I came across these orchids this morning and although they look different to each other, they are probably the same species as they were pretty close to each other. Could someone please ID them ? Many thanks.
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Post by Sigra » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:19 pm

Hi Xilpa,

nearly sure this is an Ophrys. Which one I don't know, many hybrids.

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Post by xilpa » Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:03 pm

Many thanks. So the sensible thing to do is to label them as "Ophrys"

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:21 am

A recently new endemic species from Malta:

Ophrys iricolor subsp. hospitalis (Delforge) Mifsud & Lewis

Check profile on website for more info. You will be safer if you label it O.fusca s.l. though because certain groups of Ophrys are better identified in-situ due closely related species (Eg. O. lupercalis) or hybridism. Very complex subject!
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Post by MWP admin » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:25 am

Did you photograph them from Dingli?
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Post by xilpa » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:23 am

Thanks Stephen. I found two groups, one having 6 examples and the other 2, in the valley behind the Villa Rosa in St. Georges Bay.

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Post by IL-PINE » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:15 pm

that is what we called mesaritica mwp?

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Post by jackpot » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:40 pm

I always name this types O. fusca s.l.

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