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Orchis simia


Perennial herbaceous plant, 20-50 cm high.
At the base of the stem there are 4-5 leaves, oblong-lanceolate, flat, with a glossy surface, up the stem 1-2 small leaves. The inflorescence is thick, flowers amide sweet (honey) aroma. The petals are pointy, white-pink with purple veins, collected in a helmet. The labellum is trilobed, longer than the helmet, 12-20 mm, white or light-green with reddish dots at its base, at the end purple. The lateral parts are linear, curved, the median - elongated, deep two-sided with two curved narrow-beam partitions similar to the side partitions, with a tooth between them. The spur is cylindrical, slightly curved, about two times shorter than the ovary.
This orchid flowers from April to May.

Common names
Monkey orchid
Conservation status
CITES-listed species
Records
This species has been reported 2 times with a total of 73 specimens recorded.
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