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Europe's rarest orchid rediscovered

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

Europe's rarest species of orchid has been rediscovered on a single volcanic ridge in the Azores, claim scientists.

The new species, known as Hochstetter's butterfly-orchid, was first found in 1838 but had escaped official recognition for almost two centuries.


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