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Common name

English: Giant Orchid

German: Riesenknabenkraut

Portuguese: Salepeira-grande


Kingdom: Plantae (2677)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2591)

    Class: Liliopsida (393)

      Order: Orchidales (27)

        Family: Orchidaceae (27)(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


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, violet, white

External links

Check for Himantoglossum robertianum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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