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pyramid orchid

By yaco
This hardy plant reaches on average 1025 centimetres (3.99.8 in) of height, with a maximum of 60 centimetres (24 in). The stem is erect and unbranched. The basal leaves are linear-lanceolate with parallel venation, up to 25 centimetres (9.8 in) long, the cauline ones are shorter and barely visible on the stem. The arrangement of hermaphroditic flowers in a compact pyramidal shape is very distinctive and gives the orchid its common name. The colour of the flower varies from pink to purple, or rarely white, and the scent is described as "foxy". The flowers have six tepals, being three small sepals and three petals. Two small petals are on the sides, while the third and lower (labellum) is large and bilobate. At the back of the flower there is a tubular spur of about 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in) long, while the labellum bears two lateral small flaps. The flowering period extends from April through July.

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martinjp 7 2 3 Wales
20 Jul 2012 12:01PM
A superb capture and composition...Wink

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paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 12:14PM
Nice composition.
Matt
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 12:56PM
A very well written and informative pre narrative supported by an image which I can only dream of achieving.

Regards Nathan
PhilT2 Plus
6 379 25 England
20 Jul 2012 1:05PM
Love the precision of focus and DOF. Makes this one stand out

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