The wonderful world of wild orchids was for me and my friend Luciano Triolo http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/3956 an amazing keen, in many years we have found 60 species, and many hybrids.


SOME PHOTOS OF WILD ORCHIDS OF SICILY


Ophrys tenthredinifera


 

Orchis Conica

Height: 5-30 cm

Habitat: The requirements of this species seem to be similar to Orchis lactea.

Flowers: February-April

 

 

 


Serapias Nurrica

Height: 20cm

Plant with 2 spherical tubers;stem 25-30 tall with 2 basal scale leaves and 6-8 linear-lanceolate foliage leaves 10-18 cm long and 0.8-1.6 cm wide.

Habitat:Garrigue; up to about 100 m near the coast; on dry soils over various types of rock (but not limestone).

Flowers: April and June

Sardinia and Sicily.


 Orchis Italica

 

Height: 20-50 cm

Plant with 2 ovoid ot ellispoid tubers; stem 20-do cm tall with 2-4 basal scale leaves, 5-10 foliage leaves in a rosette and 2-4 leaves sheathing the stem.

Habitat: Poor grassland, garrigue, open woodland up to 1300 m;on dry dump, base rich and often stony soils.

Italy central, South, Isles

 

 

 

 


Joseph Candianicus Horridus

Weight: . . . 95 Kg. and over...

Note: Extremely rare wild species of beast that infest the hills surrounding the town of Messina (Sicily).

Someone that survived reported that it comes out especially during the spring time.

TAKE CARE!!!: IS VERY DANGEROUS!!!


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