Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Orchids of La Serranía de Ronda – 1

Limodorum abortivum Violet Limodore

I guess orchids have as wide appeal as any plant family and certainly they attract special attention from visitors to the Serranía de Ronda. Of course the local area supports some spectacular plant families, with over 2,000 species and sub species the area has lots to offer the botanist and lover of wild flowers. Here I give you just a tiny glimpse of our orchids and I hope to feature other plant families in the near future. I hope you enjoy this small sample? For groups or individuals who require a guided tour to the plant hot spots of this area, please look here at the link for ‘walking in flowers’.

Ophrys tenthredinifera Sawfly Orchid

Ophrys picta  Small Woodcock orchid

Ophrys bombiflora Bumblebee orchid

Orchis italica Naked man orchid

Ophrys lutea Yellow Bee Orchid

Ophrys speculum ssp speculum  Mirror Orchid

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