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The Valentine Orchid

Post by MWP admin » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:37 pm

If this wild orchid existed only in Malta and I was the first to describe it, I would call it Orchis valentina! Its peak blooming time is mid February, very romantic flowers, and while they are often found solitary, sometimes you can find a couple. :love6:

However, it is Orchis conica - with the unromantic name - the Conical Orchid :crybaby:
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Post by IL-PINE » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:37 pm

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only mwp would come up with something llike this :lol:

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Post by xilpa » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:24 pm

Lovely orchid. Found a couple last week at Pembroke.
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Post by MWP admin » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:05 am

It might be a bit out of place to write this here, but I just found a specimen with abnormally large lips (12x13mm) and somehow more robust/large plant compared to the norm in Malta.

Did someone encounter such 'largish' specimens?
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Orchis cf conica with alrge lips
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Post by jackpot » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:50 am

Viewing your first pic- it seems to be not a couple but a triple...
which is said to happens even on Valentines day!!! :-D

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:17 am

The 3rd one (well spotted) was their child :-)
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