|Copyright: anita and mike allsopp (juanit)
|Date Taken: 2008-04-15|
|Camera: Canon 400D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-07-08 10:30|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Description: Tubers ovoid. Stem 12-35cm, erect, with basal rosette of 2-4 leaves and with dense sheaths above. Leaves oblong-ovate, usually with dark spots. Spike oblong or cylindrical, often few-flowered. Bracts ovate-lanceolate, 5- to 7- veined, the lower longer than ovary. Flowers brownish or greenish-purple. Outer perianth segments 10-12mm, ovate-oblong, obtuse, the 2 lateral t or spreaidng and deflexed, often dark olive-green, the median curved forward; inner lanceolate-oblong. Lower inner perianth segment about 10mm, entire, ovate or suborbicular, obtuse, more or less crenulate at apex. Spur pouched, directed downwards, 1/2 as long as ovary.|
Found mainly on dry calcareous soils in open woodland, garigue and grassy places.
Distribution: Albania, Algeria, Crete, Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Libya,
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