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Orchis pinetorum

Perennial herb with 2 oval tubers. Stems are 20-60 cm high, turning reddish towards the head, at the base with dark red spots or lines. The leaves are 5-7, most located in the basal rosette, oblong-oval to lanceolate, with dark spots at the base. The inflorescences is cylindrical, sparse, with 10-30 flowers and membranous bracts.
The flowers are pink, pinkish-purple or pure purple. Three of the petals are gathered in a helmet, the two side sepals are spread outward, all of them blunted to the top. The labellum is trilobed. The central part of it is bright with a few darker spots in it. The sides are shorter than the middle one, which is further divided into two at the end.
The spur is 9-15 mm long, cylindrical, curved upwards.
This orchid blooms from May to June. Pollinated by insects. The plant propagation is by seeds.

Orchis mascula (L.) L.
Conservation status
CITES-listed species
This species has been reported 2 times with a total of 79 specimens recorded.
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