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  1. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Yeah..... I had an equally disappointing trip there in July. There are better places for Narrow-lipped helleborine.
  2. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Hi Jeff (and Steve) I don't wish to rain on the parade but when I first found this plant in 2015 it did have some areas of chlorophyll at the leaf bases. If you look closely at the ovaries, there is a greenish tint as well so I'm not sure it's the full monty rosea. I sent the record to the...
  3. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    I also saw the plants. Pretty disappointing show!
  4. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    It's Cuttle Pool nature reserve. Mike
  5. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Hi Jeff Congrats - those are dunensis :t: Mike
  6. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Looks like a sneaky back-cross to me. That lip is just too Common Spotted shaped to not have some influence but otherwise it's primary Southern Marsh. Mike
  7. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    It's due for publication at the beginning of 2019.... :smoke:
  8. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Hi Rich Yes, we will be covering some of the hybrids though unlikely to cover all of the myriad of Dactylorhiza hybrids for obvious reasons. At a site I know in Surrey there are a range of different chalk fragrant x common spotted hybrids and all of them look very different indicating lots of...
  9. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    It's moved rapidly to Facebook and Twitter which now throws up much more discussion and finds. For instance - did you know Serapias lingua has been found in Essex? Both are far easier and quicker for uploading images and commenting plus specific groups can be created such as 'Native British...
  10. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    I'd say yes. The vast majority of seed doesn't tend to travel that far from it's source which would suggest D. purpurella is the 'mommy' (seed parent). Mike
  11. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Brilliant shots Steff! Lucky on the lighting... Mike
  12. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Cumbrian coralroots A unique perspective on the coralroot orchid: in one foot of flood water! About 15 plants (though likely many more) - virtually all totally submerged, making for interesting searching. No, it's not Sandscale... Mike
  13. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Hi Rich Middle photo looks like Lesser to me and the other 2 look like intermediate hybrids... What do you think? Mike
  14. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    The address I have for you isn't working (Globalnet). Can you provide your current? I seem to remember seeing intermediates about 10 years ago in St. George's Fields in Sheepscombe. Do they still occur there? Lost the photos a long time ago unfortunately... Mike
  15. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    There certainly are! I saw a fair few in Bulgaria last week. Mike
  16. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Evidently not... Mine was along the edge of Ashton Court golf course
  17. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Never seen a colour form like that before.... I was examining a Bristol Green-winged colony a couple of weeks ago but didn't see this one!
  18. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Woops! You're right...
  19. leptochila

    2017 UK orchids

    Nice one Steve! I was photographing early spiders at Dancing Ledge on March 1st last year so they should be up now... Mike
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