AUTUMN BULBS OF JORDAN (Run by GREENTOURS)
24th Nov - 3rd Dec 2011
Cost = £2195
Ground only cost = £1795
(Amman - Amman)
Deposit = £250
Single supplement = £165*
*Does not apply if you are willing to share and a room-mate can be arranged.
Forming the eastern margin of the deep rift that descends to over a thousand feet below sea level on the shores of the Dead Sea are the mountains of Western Jordan, an area with a rich and distinctive flora set amid stunning landscapes. Surrounding the hilltop villages are terraces which in the cool of the desert winter host abundant bulbous species, most notably Crocuses. We’ll see elegant Crocus aleppicus, lots of Crocus hyemalis, newly described Crocus naqabensis, and the lovely Crocus moabiticus. We’ll visit a number of Jordan’s archaeological sites, most of them excellent areas for flowers, and in particular magnificent Petra, one of the world’s most superlative historical sites. The beautiful sandstone mountains surrounding Petra are peppered with Biarums as well as Colchicum ritchii and Colchicum heirosolymitana. Delicate Bellevalia desertorum blooms with Androcymbium palaestinum and we’ll look for rare Iris postii whilst much commoner are both Crocus cancellatus and Colchicum brachyphyllum.
Lead by Oron Peri and Ian Bennallick
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