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Orchids  1  2  3

Cyperus sp.

    45 species and subspecies of Orchids are growing in Cyprus withabout 30 species for Northern Cyprus only. half of which are Ophrys. Populations can be numerous and are mostly found on the Pentadactylon slopes. Serapias can also be found in seasides scrubs, at least along the Karpaz Peninsula. By the end of March, some orchids were allready fructifying.

A few years ago, there was a huge fire destroying forest along the Pentadactylon range. During the following years, a great number of Orchids bloomed. They benefited from ashed and the lack of competition. Whether the tubers were dormant or the seedling flourishing is yet unclear; but such phenomenon is obvious and happens in other biodomes rich in tuberous Orchids and with fires such as South Africa.

 


Serapias vomeracea,


         


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