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Orchids in the Black Forest/Germany

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I like to show you some pictures of orchids that grow in the south part of the Black Forest/Germany.

 

Ophrys holoserica

 

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Ophrys insektifera

 

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Ophrys sphegodes

 

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Himantoglossum hircinum

 

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Orchis purpurea

 

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Orchis (Anacamtis) pyramidalis

 

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Cephalantera longifolia an some Cypripedium calceolus

 

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Cephlanthera damasonium / Cephlanthera longifolia

 

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Listera ovata

 

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Neottia nidus-avis

 

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Cypripedium calceolus

 

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nice to see these plants in habitat, thanks for sharing Harro.

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Hi Piko,

they are hardy. They survive -20°C and more. 2011 we had -23°C.

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Very nice.

It's interesting that those are all species found here in the UK - I had expected some different species.

Although you certainly have more Cypripedium calceolus than us.

It's especially nice to see Ophrys fuciflora (holoserica) - having spent 20 years working with it over here, it's good to see some elsewhere.

The Orchis purpurea looks rather different to those I'm used to seeing, so it's again nice to see some of the variation in this species.

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Hi Phil,

we have some more species here, but I did`t visit the place where they grew. Sometimes is to far (3 hours drive, but still in the Black Forest)

I saw: Epipactis palustris, atrorubens and helleborine (not in flower jet) Cephalanthera rubens not in flower, Limodorum abortivum (only 1 place here in Germany), Listera cordata,Plantanhera

biflora. Ophrys apifera.

There is a little meadow not far from my hometown I saw 8 Orchis species this year.

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Thank you very much for the lovely photos, takes me back to my childhood, when my stepdad was posted to gutersloh and we spent nearly six years there with frequent trips to the harz mountains and the Black forest.

I really miss Germany, it's a stunning country and a great people.

Cheers

Mark

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Hi Mark,

so your dad was in the RAF. At Gütersloh there where Whilewind helcopters and  some Lightning intersepter. I flew some missions with them.

If you ever come to the Black Forest again, be my guest.

Cheers

Harro

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Hi Harro, I was there from 87 to 93, they had 2 harrier squadrons no.3 and 4, and I believe one helicopter squad as well. Wow you were a pilot, which aircraft did you fly at the time? It really is a small world. Yes I would love to take you up on your offer if I hey back out that way again.

Mark

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Hi Mark,

I was there in the early sixties and on the F 86

Harro

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Now flourishing Cephalathera rubra

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