Orchids of Serifos

Orchids of Serifos

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Serifos: Ophrys bombyliflora

Serifos island is covered by an alternation of phrygana and abandoned fields, the former looking more like natural meadows. These habitats are full of wild orchids. Although the diversity of species is not large, orchids are probably the most interesting part of the flora of Serifos.

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Serifos: Anacamptis papilionacea

The orchid flowering period is short in Serifos, due to the limited altitudinal range. Flowering begins in March with thousands of Anacamptis papilionacea hidden inside the phrygana, and continues in April with dozens of Orchis sancta. At the same time, the naturalist will discover some Ophrys bombyliflora, Ophrys_ferrum-equinum and Ophrys tenthredinifera, scattered in small groups along old roads and regenerated fields.

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Serifos: Ophrys ferrum-equinum

By the end of May we will find locally some more species of the Ophrys genus, as well as at least two species of the genus Serapias, Serapias vomeracea and Serapias orientalis.

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Serifos: Ophrys tenthredinifera

Photos and Descriptions of orchid species of Serifos are included in the application Serifos topoGuide. The application is available for Android devices as well as for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) by AnaDigit.
The application guides the user to locate the POI with accuracy.