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In ancient times Crete was densely wooded and rank.
Today, because of destruction by climate and soil but
also by forces of nature and conqueror which suffered
the island over the centuries, the growth of climate
and soil, has declined.
The illustration shows a “Queen of the night” (Holocereus undatus) in the morning after night flower. The approx. 2 m high Cactus can be found in savaged form (very rarely).
Orchids of Crete:
276-08/E - Storax
Please see 2nd Page of the leaflet
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