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Israel FDC on "Orchids Israel - Ecuador Joint Issue"

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Orchids Israel - Ecuador Joint Issue

Date of Issue : 16 December 2014

Bee Orchid (Ophrys fuciflora) belongs to the Orchidaceae family and resembles a bee, hence its name. This species grows wild in mountainous areas of Israel. The Bee Orchid, which serves as the symbol of the Israeli Orchid Society, is one of approximately eight species of wild bee orchids that are known to grow in Israel.

Monkey Orchid (Dracula simia) belongs to the same family and grows on trees in the high forests of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

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