The following photos were taken during our holiday in Western Crete in 1998.
Anacamtis means facing backwards; the name comes from the position of the pollen sacks. Dactylorhiza means root like fingers.
Reference books used: "The Orchids of Crete and Karpathos" by Alibertis Antonis, "Europäische Wildorchideen" by Pierre Delforge and Daniel Tyteca, "Wild Flowers of Crete" by George Sfikas and "Farbatlas Mediterrane Pflanzen" by Andreas Bärtels..
Anacamptis pyramidalis - Pyramidal Orchid - growing beside the road from Neo Horio to Mehare.
A close-up of Anacamptis pyramidalis- Pyramidal Orchid.
|Anacamptis pyramidalis - Pyramidal Orchid - growing beside the coast road near Kokkino Horio (East of Chania).|
Dactylorhiza romana - Roman Dactylorhiiza - southeast slope of Mt. Jouchtas, south of Arhanes.
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