Barlia robertiana

Giant orchid; Orchis géant; Mastorchis; Giglio bratteoso; Orchidea di Robert

One of the largest and most robust species of European and Mediterranean orchids. Flowers vary in colour from greenish-white to pinkish-purple.

A comon species of grassy places, olive groves, citrus groves etc in the Mediterranean region.

Top photograph: Cyprus, 2004.
© Paul Hackney

Lower two photographs: Sardinia, 2005.
© Paul Hackney

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© National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, 2005