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Orchis italica

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Orchis
Species: O. italica
Alliance:
Binomial name
Orchis italica
Poiret 1789


Orchis italica is a plant of the family Orchidaceae that is found in Europe.

Distribution[]

Plant is found growing in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, the Aegean Islands, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Syria, Lebannon, Israel, Jordan and northern africa at elevations around 1300 meters.

Description[]

Plant blooms from spring to summer with many flowers.

Culture[]

Plants prefer well-drained low-fertility soils and areas with partial shade. This species is cool to intermediate growing. Water regularly. Divide plant when flower fades.


Naming[]

Common name:The Italian Orchis

Synonyms[]

  1. Orchis fusca var. stenoloba Coss. & Germ. 1845
  2. Orchis italica f. albiflora Nicora ex Fiori & Paol. 1896
  3. Orchis italica f. maculata Soó 1932
  4. Orchis longicornis Lam. 1798
  5. Orchis longicruris Link 1799
  6. Orchis longicruris subsp. longipenis Font Quer & P.Palau 1954
  7. Orchis militaris Poir. 1789
  8. Orchis purpurea var. stenoloba (Coss. & Germ.) Willk. 1861
  9. Orchis tephrosanthos Desf. 1799
  10. Orchis tephrosanthos var. undulatifolia (Biv.) Webb 1838
  11. Orchis undulatifolia Biv. 1807
  12. Orchis welwitschii Rchb.f. 1851