The Orchis Αnatolica var. troodi species is endemic to Cyprus. It grows in the Troodos Forest on igneous rocks at elevations from 300 to 1500 meters and blooms from March to April. The flowers are white, pale pink to red, mauve and the fruit is a capsule.
Watercolour of the plant by Eleni McLoughlin.
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