Extremely rare orchid ‘rediscovered’ on a remote island

Publication: NBC News   Date: December 10, 2013   View Article

An incredibly rare species of butterfly orchid has been “rediscovered” in the Azores, a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The species is so rare that it may be confined to a single mountaintop forest, according to a researcher associated with the find.

It’s one of three species of butterfly orchid that scientists found flowering on the Azores.

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