Humans have been always attracted by orchids. In Greece, they were use as an aphrodisiacs and in ancient Mexico, the Aztecs, cultivated the seeds of the Vanilla orchid as a flavouring. Nowadays we are still enchanted by their beauty, ecological complexity and the relation with pollinators.
If you are coming to Spain, you might find useful the following selection of orchids photos seen during the different wildlife and orchids tours Spain we organize. We are constantly updating the section with new species and best photographies.
Ophrys x castroviejoi. This stunning orchid is the result of the hybridation of O.scolopax x O. speculum and is seen in Jávea, Costa Blanca.
Ophrys x pielteri. Another incredible hybrid from the combination of O.scolopax x O. tenthredinifera. Seen near el Montgó in Jávea, Costa Blanca.
Sombre-bee orchid – Ophrys fusca. Widespread orchid.
Woodcock orchid – Ophrys scolopax. Seen in Valencia, Alicante and Granada tours.
Pink butterfly orchid – Anacamptis papilonacea. Seen in Extremadura tour.
Naked man orchid – Orchis italica. Seen in Extremadura, Alicante and Granada tours.
Ophrys dianica. Endemic of North Alicante and South Valencia.
Sawfly orchid – Ophrys tenthredinifera. Seen in most of our tours, widely spread.
Small Woodcock Orchid – Ophrys picta. Seen in Málaga and Granada tours.
Fan-lipped orchid – Anacamptis collina. Seen in Granada.
Giant orchid – Himantoglossum robertianum. Seen in Extremadura and Alicante tours.
Conical orchid – Neotinea conica. Seen in Extremadura.
Narrow-leaved Helleborine – Cephalanthera longifolia. Seen in Valencia and Alicante tours.
Bee orchid – Ophrys apifera. Seen in the mountains of Alicante.
Small-flowered tongue orchid – Serapia parviflora. Seen in the local tours of Valencia.
Tongue orchid – Serapia lingua. Seen in the local tours of Alicante and Doñana.
Elder-flowered orchid – Dactylorhiza sambucina. Pyrenees tour.
Orchis cazorlensis. Seen in La Mancha and Serranía de Cuenca tour.
White Helleborine orchid – Cephalanthera damasonium. Seen in La Mancha and Serranía de Cuenca tour.
Bumblebee orchid – Ophrys bombyflora. Seen in the tour around Granada.
Man orchid – Aceras anthropophorum. Seen during local tours in Alicante and Valencia.
Mirror orchid – Ophrys speculum. Widely spread.
Yellow Bee orchid – Ophrys lutea. Seen in Alicante and Granada tours.
Pyramidal orchid – Anacamptis pyramidalis. Seen in Alicante and Valencia tours.
Champagne orchid – Orchis champagneuxii. Seen in Extremadura.
Early puple orchid – Androrchis olbiensis. Seen in Valencia tours.
Lizard orchid – Himantoglossum hircinum. Very local.Seen in Albacete and Alicante tour
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