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   What is Okinawan orchis ? (2) 

 Growth cycle:
 This plant is wintergreen type orchid same as Australian
terrestrial species. I cultivate this orchid together Australian
terrestrials in my greenhouse. (European terrestrials-Orchis,Ophrys
-is hard to cultivate in my area. Probably, cold season will be too

 The annual growth cycle start at autumn. A new shoot grows from
each tuber. The plants form a rosette of leaves in winter, and
flower in spring .

 Orchids store food reserves in underground new tubers.
After flower, leaves change yellow and die down. the plants start to
enter summer dormancy for several months.
This cycle is adapted hot summer area.

 Variation of flower:

These are same species.


inserted by FC2 system