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Ophrys mammosa was first described by Desfontaines from Samos in 1807 and its name refers to the prominent basal swellings, literally meaning "full breasted". It is a robust plant growing up to 70cm in height. Each lax inflorescence carries up to 18 flowers. The sepals and petals are olive green marked with brownish-red but the two lateral sepals are distinctly bi-coloured, the upper part being green and the lower reddish up to dark red. The lip is usually a dark brownish-red and occasionally has.. more

Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Apr 28, 2019. Captured Apr 26, 2019 11:39 in Unnamed Road, 4249, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm