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Ophrys Phrygia

Ophrys Phrygia
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Copyright: Mehmet Hamurkaroglu (Hamurkaroglu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 196 W: 17 N: 73] (3185)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 0000
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): orchids of the middle east [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-14 8:37
Viewed: 4983
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys phrygia. This species was described in 1923 from plants found in the Antalya region of southwest Turkey, still the principal location for the species.
I took this photo at Karaoz, West part of Antalya. I walked for about 4 hours to take photo. Duiring this time I could see only 2 Ophrys Pphrygia.

Orchidaceae = Salepgiller (Turkish)
Ophrys phrygia = Firikya kır orkidesi

Latin: Ophrys apifera; Ophrys scolopax; ssp. apiformis
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid)

The members of the genus Ophrys are the "bee" orchids. They have no nectar and so have cunningly developed their flowers to resemble insects such as bees, flies or spiders feeding on a flower. When the attracted insect is on the flower, the pollen rubs across their back, to be carried away when they leave.

The Ophrys orchids have no medicinal use, and none are toxic.

Flowers. Mar-May.

Size. 10-50 cm (short-med)

Flower Blossom. 2-9 flowers; the sepals are usually pale pink, but sometimes white, and each has a green central stripe.

Leaves. Oval or lance-shaped basal leaves, with narrower leaves clasping the stem.

Habitat. Garrigue, maquis, woodland and scrub areas.

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Very nice, though not all flowers are in focus. Ori

Very nice,

Great colors, I tank all the flowers need to be in focus.TFS.


Very interesting flowers, Mehmet. I like the combination of delicate colours on them.

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  • renato (98)
  • [2006-03-14 18:24]

4 hours well spent, great shot, I am surprised to see they bloom so early

ciao, renato

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  • meric (37)
  • [2006-03-15 18:43]


Yine çok güzel bir kare. Bunlara bakıp buraları özlüyorsunuzdur umarız.

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