Bohemia Ecological Preserve

This side view of a Calypso Orchid emphasizes the white hairs below the entrance to the pouch formed by the lower lip. Unsuspecting bumblebees enter to gather nectar - but the Calypso has none! However, the stigma will already have dropped down to collect pollen from the bee's back. The Calypso is very susceptible to disturbance because the roots are mainly in the leaf litter. Those roots have a mycorrhizal dependence on specific fungi in the soil, so they can't easily be transplanted.