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Serapias lingua - tongue orchid

By GeorgePlatis
Serapias lingua belongs to the family of Orchidaceae. Unquestionably is the most attractive of the rather curious-looking species of Tongue Orchids, probably due to its attractive pink coloration. It is native to Rhodes and generally to Mediterranean basin. The plant can grow up to 50cm in height and each stem normally carries around 6 flowers. Serapias lingua is characterized by a dark red spot in the 'throat' of the flower.

Thank you all for your votes and comments in my last upload !Smile

Tags: Flowers and plants Tongue orchid Serapias lingua

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Comments


Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
12 May 2013 11:59AM
What an unusual orchid. You have shown it beautifully.

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Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
12 May 2013 12:31PM
This is really such an unusual and unique flower George !! very well captured and some great info too Smile
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 1:32PM
Lovely shot
12 May 2013 2:19PM
an unusual flower with beautiful colours
capto Plus
4 3.6k 8 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 2:42PM
A lovely image of an unusual plant.Smile

ivor
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 3:24PM
This is a lovely, well-framed image of a most unusual plant. Smile

Carol
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
12 May 2013 3:31PM

Quote:This is really such an unusual and unique flower George !! very well captured and some great info too Smile

So pretty
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 4:17PM
Great focus on this long stem which has beautiful colours, I have never seen one before either. Super presentation and very interesting write up as always George.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
12 May 2013 5:11PM
Lovely and interesting capture George.
Rende
A well framed image, excellently captured. Lovely light and detail, George.
Effrossini
User_Removed 3 4 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 7:41PM
Very interesting, and lovely plant.Smile
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 6:49AM
Most unusual
and so beautifully taken
Lillian

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