Himantoglossum robertianum (Loisel.) P.Delforge

Common name

English: Giant Orchid

German: Riesenknabenkraut

Portuguese: Salepeira-grande

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Orchidales (26)

        Family: Orchidaceae (26) (family description)

          Genus: Himantoglossum (1)

           Epithet: robertianum (Loisel.) P.Delforge (2)

Synonym: Barlia robertiana (Loisel.) Greuter

robertiana => in honor of Gaspard Nicolas Robert (1776-1857), french pharmacist, horticulturalist, botanist and plant collector

robertianum => probably in honor of the 11th century french saint Robert, abbot of Molerne

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, violet, white

External links

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