Friday, July 20, 2007

Cephalanthera rubra Orchid Rediscovered in Gjerstad

A rare orchid, Cephalanthera rubra (R?d Skogsfrue), has been rediscoveredin Aust-Agder. It had not been seen for 56 years...
In 1951 it was discovered near the Gjerstad Lake in Aust-Agder by twobotanists, but had not been sighted again since then.
It is on the Norwegian list of endangered plants...
The Directorate for Nature Conservation has allocated NOK 1.8 million forthe protection of the orchid until the year 2010."

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