Orchis purpurea

Orc pur 1          Orc pur 2

Orchis purpurea                  
taxonomy        described by Hudson, William
  published in Flora Anglica   334    1761
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Orchidoideae
  tribe Orchideae
  subtribe Orchidinae
  genus Orchis  Linnaeus 1753
  chromosomes  42  (GIROS) 
native of     origins margins and openings in the thermo-xerophilous hilly woods, in Calepio Valley
to Gandosso and Foresto Sparso, Bagnatica, upper Borlezza Valley
Monte Lantana, and at Angolo (Brescia)  
    Orc pur 3
  altitude 200 - 350 m (1400 m on Mt. Lantana)  (660 - 1155 ft) (4620 ft at Mt. Lantana)
  exposure Orc pur 4
the plant life form geophyte
  roots    two tuberoids ovoid or rounded 
  nr. leaves 6 - 8
  height 30 - 80 cm  (12" - 32")
  nr. flowers 40 - 60
  blooming april to may    
  index of rarity     97,14
CITES appendix II


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