Rare lizard orchid on Dutch island

Lizard orchid

Ecomare museum in the Netherlands reports that a rare orchid species has been discovered on Terschelling island recently.

This newly discovered spot along a footpath is the most northern place where this flowering plant, the lizard orchid, grows.

Earlier, the few places in the Netherlands where one could find lizard orchids were all in the southern half of the country.

Another rare orchid on Terschelling: here. And here.

Texel island orchids: here. And here. And here.

Krimbos in Texel: here.

More Texel flowers: here.

Evolution and Biogeography of the Slipper Orchids: Eocene Vicariance of the Conduplicate Genera in the Old and New World Tropics: here.

PHOTOS: Orchids of Latin America: here.

Ancestral deceit and labile evolution of nectar production in the African orchid genus Disa: here.


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