|I took this photo in 2012 and typical of what you expect of a atrorubens photo: B.Yorke (Click over to enlarge)|
"Flowers of a purple colour (both petal and sepal), flowers to two sides of the stem only, a purple stem, leaves opposite one another and at a sharp upright angle etc etc. But things don't always turn out like that! so please carry on and read these pages and then you may (or may not find) norm even MORE fascinating" One thing is for sure IT IS A EVER CHANGING STORY.......OF BOTH DEVELOPMENT AND INTRIGUE.
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Hutton Roof Crags and it's Reserves - A Short history how it got it's status - together with how many orchids do we have (complete)
***Help with the Identification of our nationally rare "hybrid" between the Dark Red Helleborine and the Broad Leaved Helleborine
which is called "EPIPACTIS SCHMALHAUSENEII"
to include a sketch showing comparisons between atrorubens, helleborine and schmalhauseneii
also a mention of and samples of using denticulation as a "supportive!" aide with identification.
The four natural predators of our orchids (complete)
Lovely Plants - Straight Atrorubens
Lemon-Petalled Atroruben varieties (at least 2 varieties)
Albiflora (variety of atrorubens) (complete)
Lutescens and Pallens (variety of atrorubens)
Variagated plants (variety of helleborine) (complete)
Chlorantha (variety of helleborine) (complete)
Purpurea (variety of helleborine) (complete)
Westmorlandii (variety of helleborine) (complete)
Epipactis Schmalhauseneii (the hybrid itself)
includes: Specimen 8,9,9a,10,15,16,70
also resulting "weak twisted stem specimens which maybe F1"
Interesting plants to get to the bottom of
Interesting unusual specimens
Specimens still not classified and the verdict is out!
Daily reports of progress of studies etc
(Poem I wrote July 2016)