new year greetings from Croatian island Korčula

Orchis quadripunctata

Starting into 2015 I received a nice mail from Mirjana and Nebojša Jeričević living on the Dalmatian island of Korčula. They sent me photos of albiflora forms of five species, Orchis quadripunctata (above), Anacamptis pyramidalis, Himantoglossum robertianum, Dactylorhiza romana and Orchis italica. Especially interesting are those of Dactylorhiza romana. Those plants show some light yellowish hue but are not as yellow as the common yellow form of this bi-coloured species. They are are growing among violet forms and it might be assumed that they are plants whose flowers should have been violet but lost the anthocyanins pigments.

Dactylorhiza romana

Dactylorhiza romana

2 thoughts on “new year greetings from Croatian island Korčula”

  1. ​Hi ,
    Greetings!
    I just came across some of your lovely pics​ (pollinator/orchid)​. Could I use some of them for my forth coming book on Biology. Your permission is required.
    Your credits and my honor would always remain dotted while I pen down the preface.

    Lovely day ahead.

    ​Warm ​Regards,

    Dr Subroto Biswas
    bisbioin@gmail.com

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