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Not in Bloom

Distribution

סחלב סורי - מפת תפוצה

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Description & Remarks

A small delicate geophyte, 10-20 cm tall. Leaves elongated, lanced, mostly basal. Stem leaves, 1-3, envelope the stem. Stem erect, lower part green, upper part purple. The inflorescence is a short terminal raceme with a few flowers. The flowers are bi-coloured – white-pink. Upper perianth segments pink and striped, forming a hood above the flower. Lip plain white, divided into 3 lobes, central one is larger. Spur cylindrical, horizontal or slightly curving upwards. The fruit is an elongate capsule with numerous “dust” seeds. Orchis papilionacea is similar, but larger and has a striped lip.

Grows in Israel in poterium batha, very rare  and locally endangered, found only on Mt Nimrod – lower Mt Hermon, 1000-1100m. Mt Hermon is the species’ southernmost location, distributed from there northwards to Turkey and Cyprus.

O. Fragman-Sapir

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Family

תכונות וזיהוי

  • גיאופיט ים-תיכוני קטן

    גיאופיט ים-תיכוני קטן

  • השפית חלקה ובדרך כלל בהירה. הדורבן ורוד, ישר, נראה כקטוע בראשו.

    השפית חלקה ובדרך כלל בהירה. הדורבן ורוד, ישר, נראה כקטוע בראשו.

Life form (Raunkiaer):
geophyte
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
ephemeral
Petal or tepal color:
violet
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Flowering Time:
March
Leaf arrangement:
rosette
Leaf Type:
entire
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Batha, Phrygana
Chorotype:
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate natural

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Monocotyledoneae
Family:
Orchidaceae
Genus:
Orchis