|Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe)
|Date Taken: 2012-03-10|
|Camera: Canon 550D, 18-55 Canon EFS, +CLOSE-UP +4|
|Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds|
|Details: Tripod: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-03-11 10:47|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tourn. ex L. 1753
L. Sp. Pl.: 943, 1753
Orchis is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae). This genus gets its name from the Ancient Greek ὄρχις orchis, meaning "testicle", from the appearance of the paired subterranean tuberoids.
This genus occurs mainly in Europe, NW Africa, and it stretches as far Tibet, Mongolia, China and Japan.
These terrestrial orchids have tubers instead of pseudobulbs. They are extremely diverse in appearance. They produce an erect stem. The inflorescence is a cylindrical to globular spike 5 – 15 cm long with yellow, red to purple flowers. They start flowering at the base, slowly progressing upwards, except the Monkey orchid (Orchis simia) that flowers in reverse order.
The original genus Orchis used to contain more than 1,300 names. Since it was polyphyletic, it has been divided by Pridgeon et al., into several new genera (see Reference): Ponerorchis, Schizodium, Steveniella.
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Bellissima questa orchidea con una ottima nitidezza,belli i colori naturali con le loro sfumature,bene la composizione.
Molto bella complimenti.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.
Beautiful colours. I wouldn't have thought this was an orchid at first glance. It is quite unlike anything we have here in New Zealand.
Interesting to read the origin of the word orchid too. I never knew.
- [2012-03-11 13:22]
Hi Luis,magnificent wild orchid taken very well,not the top of sharpness but the best in this difficult light,excellent colors too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.
Amazing details and sharpness. Lovely natural colors and great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing this very interesting flower!