Serapias lingua L.

Common name

English: Tongue orchid

German: Einschwieliger Zungenstendel

Portuguese: Erva-língua

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Orchidales (26)

        Family: Orchidaceae (26) (family description)

          Genus: Serapias (2)

           Epithet: lingua L. (2)

Synonyms: Helleborine leucoglottis Steud., Helleborine lingua (L.) Pers., Helleborine oxyglottis (Willd.) Pers., Lonchitis oxyglottis (Willd.) Bubani, Orchis lingua (L.) Scop., Serapias brevibracteata St.-Lag., Serapias columnae (Rchb.f.) H.Fleischm., Serapias excavata Schltr., Serapias glabra Lapeyr., Serapias oxyglottis Willd., Serapiastrum lingua (L.) A.A.Eaton

brevibracteata => having short bracts

glabra => without hair, smooth, bald, bare

lingua => tongue-shaped

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, white

External links

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