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Balkan Lizard orchid In the end of May we went on a trip to the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in the quest for wild orchids. This was the first one we spotted accidentally when we stopped by the road to photograph the Ivaylovgrad dam. Balkan Lizard orchid,Bulgaria,Geotagged,Himantoglossum calcaratum subsp. jankae,Himantoglossum caprinum Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Balkan Lizard orchid

In the end of May we went on a trip to the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in the quest for wild orchids. This was the first one we spotted accidentally when we stopped by the road to photograph the Ivaylovgrad dam.

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In the last years the classification of this species has been changed several times and finally in 2017 it has been named Himantoglossum calcaratum subsp. jankae (Somlyay, Kreutz & Óvári) R.M.Bateman, Molnar & Sramkó, PeerJ 5(e2893): 69 (2017).

Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Jul 13, 2013. Captured May 24, 2013 19:36 in 597, 6571 Kamilski Dol, Bulgaria.
  • SZ-14
  • f/5.4
  • 10/400s
  • ISO200
  • 25.1mm