Monkey x Man Hybrid Orchid - Orchis x bergonii

This Monkey x Man Hybrid Orchid Orchis simia x O. anthopophora is part of a small naturally occuring colony near Chaumussay. The flowers are hyperchromatic ie one of the results of the hybridisation is an augmentation of pigment, resulting in a flower that is much more highly coloured than either parent. This is an uncommon hybrid. To see a very commonly occuring hybrid (Monkey x Lady) click here.

Monkey Orchid Orchis simia. Indre et Loire. France. Photograph by Susan Walter.
Parent - Monkey Orchid Orchis simia.

Man Orchid Orchis anthropophora. Indre et Loire. France. Photograph by Susan Walter.
Parent - Man Orchid Orchis anthropophora.
Orchis x bergonii flower. Indre et Loire. France. Photograph by Susan Walter.
Close up of an Orchis x bergonii flower.

2 comments:

  1. Susan,
    how about putting comparison pictures on a single page?
    Perhaps dedicated to hybrids...
    and a picture of the flower itself would help, too.
    This is one of that batch just outside Ch'mssay, I presume??

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  2. Tim: OK. I'll get to it at some stage in the next few weeks.

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