Orchids along Menalon Trail

Orchids along Menalon Trail

Menalon Trail topoGuide
Menalon Trail topoGuide: Himantoglossum robertianum

The wider area of Menalon hosts a great variety of orchids, with some widespread species of Peloponnese region, such as Himantoglossum robertianum, Orchis italica, Orchis quadripunctata and Ophrys lutea.

Menalon Trail topoGuide
Menalon Trail topoGuide: Ophrys fusca

Some uncommon species, such as Cephalanthera longifolia and Cephalanthera damasonium, Ophrys mammosa, Ophrys fusca and the peculiar Limodorum abortivum, have also been recorded.

Menalon Trail topoGuide
Menalon Trail topoGuide: Epipactis helleborine

Some quite rare species, like Epipactis helleborine and Epipactis microphylla, can be found in the forest zone. In contrary, the bizare Serapias bergonii and the beautiful Neotinea maculata can be found in the mid-elevation stony slopes.
Finally, the most uncommon af all Menalon area orchids is Orchis pallens, which can be spotted in wet and high elevation locations, in the forest borders and clearings.

Menalon Trail topoGuide
Menalon Trail topoGuide: Orchis pallens

Find the location

Photos and Descriptions of orchid species of the zone along Menalon Trail are included in the application Menalon Trail 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.