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Common name

English: Tongue orchid

German: Einschwielige Zungenstendel

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Asparagales (72)

        Family: Orchidaceae (27)(family description)

          Genus: Serapias (2)

            Epithet: lingua L. (2)

              Subspecies: duriaei (Rchb. ex Batt.) Soó

duriaei => in honor of Michel Charles Durieu de. Maisonneuve (1796–1878), french botanist

lingua => tongue-shaped

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple

External links

Check for Serapias lingua at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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