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The few Orchidde Reserve PDF Print E-mail
The reserves of rare orchids

Orchidea maculta - Dactylorhiza maculataOf the more than 25,000 species of orchids, only a couple of hundred flourish spontaneously in Italy. In the Regional Natural Reserve of the Rio Verde Falls were present about thirty, from rare to a little more common.
Symbol of refinement and elegance, one of the orchids is a fascinating universe made up of wonderful shapes and colors.

Symbol of refinement and elegance, one of the orchids is a fascinating universe made up of wonderful shapes and colors: the galaxy of orchids is an Italian open-air shrine shining jewels scattered freely on the lawns of our peninsula. There are about a hundred species of wild orchids Italian (among more than twenty thousand on this planet) more than thirty are those that thrive in the Riserva Naturale Regionale Oasi WWF and Waterfalls of Rio Verde.
These plants thrive in the presence of open environments, the uncultivated stony or dry, the debris of the grassland stratum, environments in which even more significant is the presence of insects, thanks to strong sunshine and low vegetation. The variety of shapes and colors and their relative rarity, are a family of orchidaceae of flowers for which, perhaps more than any other, ignite the passions of botanical or nature lovers. Still, orchids are one of the most recent stages of evolution of complex between the Himantoglossum Hircinumplants to flower, and what transpires from the unique strategies that some of them have used to thrive and reproduce. 
 
Usually bloom between April and May, but there are varieties that retain bloom until July. Another curiosity associated with orchids, which apparently stride with the gracefulness of fame that surrounds them, is the same name: Orchis, in greek, prosaically means "testicle", and it is these that looks like the roots of these plants , formed as (at least in the period of flowering) of two oblong bulbs. At one time this feature was attributed to orchids aphrodisiac powers, something completely unfounded.

Some do not synthesize chlorophyll, but absorb nutrients directly from decaying organic matter (saprophytic) are, for example, Neottia nidus avis, the Bird's Nest Orchid, and the Limodorum abortivum, said Fiammone.