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Orchis italica

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

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


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.


Plant blooms from spring to summer with many flowers.


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.


Common name:The Italian Orchis


  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