A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Orchids

This lovely orchid I found in the Pedi Valley with one other nearby.

It seems that identifying an orchid is not straight forward

It looks as if a bee has got its head stuck in the flower......ok it's a bee orchid!

If this is Ophrys basilissa it is a first for Symi. 

Well not even that, here's a sample of the discussion on the Greek Flora page.

 

 

 

Here's another link....

http://www.orchidsofbritainandeurope.co.uk/Ophrys%20basilissa.html

 

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