Limodorum abortivum

Started by Uli, April 23, 2022, 04:15:56 PM

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Limodorum abortivum is an interesting parasitic orchid living with cork oaks in this case but can also use other trees like pine trees for nutrients. It has no chlorophyll and no leaves. The 40cm tall inflorescences appear in unpredictable places in spring, often in small groups. They look like a purple Asparagus sprout at first but then show attractive relatively large purple flowers.

Algarve, Portugal
350m elevation, frost free
Mediterranean Climate