Hybrid Orchids in the Touraine Loire Valley

Several genera of orchids native to the Touraine Loire Valley spontaneously hybridise in the wild very easily. This entry is a guide to some of the hybrids you may encounter. Hybrids show characters which are intermediate between the two parents. Normally you will find the parent species growing in the same area.

Lady x Monkey Orchid hybrid Orchis x angusticruris
This is by far the most common hybrid in the area.
Parent - Lady Orchid O. purpurea.
Hybrid - O. x angusticruris.
Parent - Monkey Orchid O. simia.

Parent - Lady Orchid.
Hybrid - O. x angusticruris.
Parent - Monkey Orchid.













Monkey x Man Orchid hybrid:

Parent - Monkey Orchid O. simia.
Hybrid - Monkey x Man Orchid.
Parent - Man Orchid O. anthropophora.
















Parent - Monkey Orchid.
Hybrid - Monkey x Man Orchid.
Parent - Man Orchid.

2 comments:

  1. Nice...
    and very quick off the mark...
    you must have found your "Roundtuit" in the boxes you've been unpacking...

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  2. Tim: You were lucky with your timing -- we are between clients for a few days.

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