A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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The Holy Orchid

A common orchid orchid to be seen at this time of year on Symi is the Holy orchid. Usually found on open ground or in degraded forest edges, Anacamptis sancta, is common in Israel and was so called the holy orchid by the crusaders as they arrived in the middle east.

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