Rare orchid back in the Netherlands

Epipactis atrorubens

21 July 2011.

The dark red helleborine is a rare orchid.

People feared this flower was extinct in the Netherlands, as it had not been seen since 2004.

However, this spring in Limburg province, 24 plants, eight of them flowering, were counted.

10 new orchid species discovered near Costa Rica-Panama border: here.

When it comes to conserving the world’s orchids, not all forests are equal. In a paper to be published Jan. 25 in the journal Molecular Ecology, Smithsonian ecologists revealed that an orchid’s fate hinges on two factors: a forest’s age and its fungi: here.

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