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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 11, 2013

The Rediscovery Of Europe’ Rarest Orchid

ScienceDaily reported on the rediscovery of what may Europe's rarest orchid. Researchers trying to determine if there were one or two species of Butterfly Orchids in the Azores discovered ther were three species.

The third orchid, Hochstetter's Butterfly-orchid had actually been illustrated but never correctly identified in the first flora of the islands in 1844. However, it was continually confused with the other more commonly occuring Butterfly Orchids. Hochstetter's Butterfly-orchid is is under threat of extinction and is found in mountain tops and needs conservation recognition.

Read more at ScienceDaily Europe's rarest orchid rediscovered on 'lost world' volcano in the Azores

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