|20 - 23 April 2017|
At the end of the first day of travel, a while after Spili we had to turn right in Kissou Kampos. This road led to a pass at a height of ca. 700m, where we had a final stop before reaching Kerames (visible on the top left photo), where we stayed in a small hotel. The pass is visible from a large distance by the presence of a series of modern windmills, placed here for a good reason: it tends to be windy up there! It wasn't difficult at all to find a range of orchids, so that at the end of the first day, I had already met many targets...
Serpitinite, a rock composed of one or more serpentine group minerals; the name originates from the similarity of the texture of the rock to that of the skin of a snake. Minerals in this group are formed by serpentinization, a hydration and metamorphic transformation of ultramafic rock from the Earth's mantle. Source.
|Collema cf. callopismum|
|Lichen community||Orchis italica|
|Quercus coccifera||Gall caused by Plagiotrochus quercusilicis|
|Himantoglossum robertianum||Echium italicum|
|Anemone hortensis||Sarcopoterium spinosum|
|Serapias spec.||Iris unguicularis||Tulipa doerfleri|