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Orchids tours Spain

Following there is a small selection of the orchids seen during our wildlife and orchids tours in Spain. If you are keen on orchids and general wildlife, please visit our calendar where you will find different itineraries and species we shall see during the trip. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Although our wildlife and birding tours cover much of country, our orchids tours are mainly focus on Costa Blanca (Alicante). This area is considered a botanical hotspot for the diversity and number of plants found, many of them endemics. Among these, there is a remarkable number of orchids which can be found from February to June, being March and April the months with more species blooming. The diversity of habitats, going from the seashore to mountains over 1500 m.a.s.l makes possible to find in the Valencia Region 77 species of orchids.

 

Ophrys x castroviejoi-orchids Costa Blanca

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-orchids Alicante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ophrys x pielteri. Another incredible hybrid from the combination of  O.scolopax x O. tenthredinifera. Seen near el Montgó in Jávea, Costa Blanca.

Orchids in Valencia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sombre-bee orchid – Ophrys fusca. Widespread orchid.

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Dark-bee orchid – Ophrys dyris. In Costa Blanca tour.

Woodcock orchid-orchids tour spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodcock orchid – Ophrys scolopax. Seen in Valencia, Alicante and Granada tours.

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Pink butterfly orchid –  Anacamptis papilonacea. Seen in Extremadura tour.

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Naked man orchid – Orchis italica. Seen in Extremadura, Alicante and Granada tours.

Ophrys dianica

Ophrys dianica. Endemic of North Alicante and South Valencia.

sawfly orchid-orchids tour Spain

Sawfly orchid – Ophrys tenthredinifera. Seen in most of our tours, widely spread.

Small woodcock orchid-orchids tours spain

Small Woodcock Orchid – Ophrys picta. Seen in Málaga and Granada tours.

Fan-lipped Orchid-Orchids tours Spain

Fan-lipped orchid – Anacamptis collina. Seen in Granada.

Orchids tours spain-Giant Orchid

Giant orchid – Himantoglossum robertianum. Seen in Extremadura and Alicante tours.

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Conical orchid – Neotinea conica. Seen in Extremadura.

Narrow-leaved Helleborine

Narrow-leaved Helleborine – Cephalanthera longifolia. Seen in Valencia and Alicante tours.

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Bee orchid – Ophrys apifera. Seen in the mountains of Alicante.

Serapias parviflora-Orchids tours spain

Small-flowered tongue orchid – Serapia parviflora. Seen in the local tours of Valencia.

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Tongue orchid – Serapia lingua. Seen in the local tours of Alicante and Doñana.

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Elder-flowered orchid – Dactylorhiza sambucina.  Pyrenees tour.

Orchis cazorlensis

Orchis cazorlensis. Seen in La Mancha and Serranía de Cuenca tour.

White Helleborine-orchid tours spain

White Helleborine orchid – Cephalanthera damasonium. Seen in La Mancha and Serranía de Cuenca tour.

Ophrys bombyliflora-bumble bee orchid

Bumblebee orchid – Ophrys bombyflora. Seen in the tour around Granada.

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Man orchid – Aceras anthropophorum. Seen during local tours in Alicante and Valencia.

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Mirror orchid – Ophrys speculum. Widely spread.

Ophrys lutea-Yellow Bee Orchid

Yellow Bee orchid – Ophrys lutea. Seen in Alicante and Granada tours.

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Pyramidal orchid – Anacamptis pyramidalis. Seen in Alicante and Valencia tours.

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Champagne orchid – Orchis champagneuxii. Seen in Extremadura.

Androrchis olbiensis

Early puple orchid – Androrchis olbiensis. Seen in Valencia tours.

Lizard Orchid-Himantoglossum hircinum-001

Lizard orchid – Himantoglossum hircinum. Very local.Seen in Albacete and Alicante tour

 

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