Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Botany picture #62: Epipactis atrorubens

Epipactis atrorubens (Orchidaceae), Germany, 2012. For some reason I had never seen so many orchids in such a short time as during our visit in Europe last year, and that despite having participated in many field courses in my home country. One problem is clearly that one does not really learn much about orchids as a student. All orchids in Germany are rare and protected, and consequently it is not possible to simply collect a big bundle of them as course material for biology students to dissect.

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