Observation 128866: Neottia nidus-avis (L.) Rich.

When: 2008-04-28

Seen at: Bovec basin, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.3364° 13.5696° 510m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_259/2008_DSC7529

Habitat: Top of a hill, mixed forest, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh) bedrock, in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 510 m (1.700 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil with fungi mycelium.

Place: Bovec basin, Ravelnik hill, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comment: Obligate mycoheterotrophic non-photosynthetic orchid Neottia nidus-avis is a kind of epiparasite (the one that feeds on another parasite) since it takes energy from fungi that in turn get their energy from vascular plants in the context of a common mycorrhizal relation. Enlisted in the Slovene Red List of rare and endangered species, marked by “V” representing a vulnerable species.

Nikon D70 / AF-S Nikorr 18-70mm/f3.5-4.5G ED / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Pale brown, no clorophyl orchid.
Used references: (1) O.Sebald, S.Seybold, G.Philippi, A.Wöerz, eds., Die Farn- und Blütenpflanzen Bade-Württembergs, Ulmer, Band 8. (1998), pp 322.
(2) M.A.Fischer, W.Adler, K.Oswald, Exkursionsflora Oesterreich Liechtenstein, Suedtirol, LO Landesmuseen, Linz, Austria (2005), p 1037.
(3) H.Baumann, S. Kuenkele, R.Lorenz, Orchideen Europas, Ulmer (2006), p 128.

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By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-17 14:40:00 PST (-0800)

for sharing amadej :)

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