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Orchid Species: Serapias anthropophora

Kew currently accepted name is Orchis anthropophora

Serapias anthropophora is an orchid species identified by (L.) Jundz. in 1830. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Orchis anthropophora.
Genus
Serapias (Srps.)
Grex
anthropophora
Parents
Species
Author
(L.) Jundz.
Year
1830
ORIGIN: Found from Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco in xerophytic, short grasslands, garrigue, scrub and woodland edges at elevations up to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrrestrial with a few thick roots and 2, unlobed, egg-shaped or globose tubers with a leafy, glabrous stem carrying papery basal sheaths and oblong-lanceloate to ovate-elliptic, obtuse to acute, deep or greyish green lower leaves that get small and more pointed higher on the stem and blooms in the late spring on a crowded, erect, 24 [60 cm] long and narrow, bracteate raceme with somewhat nodding, unpleasantly scented flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 inch [3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Orchis Orchis anthropophora 1785 (L.) All.
Add+ Aceras A anthropomorphum 1818 (Pers.) Sm. in A.Rees
Add+ Aceras A anthropophorum 1814 (L.) W.T.Aiton
Add+ Aceras A anthropophorum lusus flavescens 1907 W.Zimm. ex Asch. & Graebn.
Add+ Himantoglossum Him anthropophorum 1826 (L.) Spreng.
Add+ Loroglossum Lg brachyglotte 1817 Rich.
Add+ Ophrys Oph anthropomorpha 1805 Willd.
Add+ Satyrium Satm anthropomorphum 1807 Pers.
Add+ Satyrium Satm anthropophorum 1807 (L.) Pers.
Add+ Aceras A anthropophora
Add+ Ophrys Oph anthropophora 1753 L.
Add+ Loroglossum Lg anthropophorum 1817 (L.) Rich.
Add+ Arachnites Arachnites anthropophorus 1793 (L.) F.W.Schmidt
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Orchis. anthropophora 'Da Man' (2019)
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