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Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Unique and Intriguing Bee, Fly and Spider Orchids

The Unique and Intriguing Bee, Fly and Spider Orchids

Some orchid species bear flowers that resemble bees, flies and spiders; hence, they were commonly named Bee Orchids, Fly Orchids or Spider Orchids. Here are some of the prettiest and unusual-looking bee and fly orchids.
They are referred to as the “Bee, Spider or Fly Orchids” due to the flowers of some species resemblance to the furry bodies of bees and other insects. These orchids can be found in Europe, Asia and Africa. Most Ophrys orchids are dependent on symbiotic fungi.
1.) Ophrys umbilicata


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