Orchis simia

Orc sim 1         Orc sim 2

Orchis simia              
taxonomy       described by de Monet de Lamark, Jean Baptiste Anoine Pierre
  published in Flore Francoise  3 : 507    1778 ( 21 march 1779 )
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Orchidoideae
  tribe Orchideae
  subtribe Orchidinae
  genus Orchis  C.Linnaeus 1753
  chromosomes  42  (GIROS) 
native of      origins thermophilic hilly woods and dry meadows, on the hills between the Rivers Serio and Cherio in
S. Alessandro and Costa Mezzate in low Valcavallina to Trescore Balneario and Gorlago,
to Val Calepio to Credaro and Gandosso, on the shore of Iseo Lake and low Valcamonica, Predore,
Tavernola, Parzanica, Fonteno and Costa Volpino - rare
    Orc sim 3
  altitude 200 - 700 m  (660 - 2310 ft)
  exposure Orc sim 4
the plant life form geophyte
  roots    two tuberoids ovoid or rounded 
  nr. leaves 4 - 6
  height 20 - 45  (8" - 18")
  nr. flowers 40 - 60
  blooming april to may     
  index of rarity     90,47
CITES appendix II


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