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Description: Tubers ovoid or ellipsoid. Stem 20-40cm, erect or flexuous, with 5--8 leaves in basal rosette and with sheaths above. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, with wavy margin. Spike conical at first, becoming globose or ovoid. Bracts ovate, 1-veined, 1/4 to 1/3 as long as ovary. Perianth-segments about 10mm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, all convergent into a helmet; helmet pale pink-lilac with purple veins. Inner lower perianth segment 12-16, longer than wide, pink, often with purple spots, 3-lobed; lateral lobes linear, acute; middle lobe divided into two acute, elongate-linear lobules with short, narrowly linear lobules between; all segments more or less flat; Spur cylindrical, directed downwards, 1/2 as long as ovary.
Distribution: Albania, Algeria, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Libya,Corfu, Israel
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