Neotinea ustulata

Gouache on 35.5 x 51 cm 100% cotton rag

I found this for the first time this year thanks to Miquel Ranea who has an enormous knowledge of local orchids. In our region this is an open woodland species (growing here under Pinus pinea in a clump of Quercus coccifera) flowering in May, whereas I understand more northern European populations favour more open country. It is a stunning orchid to find with the contrast between the purple hoods and white lips setting them out against the surrounding vegetation.

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