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Orchis papilionacea(Butterfly orchid): (18)
goatman04 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
I am posting a workshop capture(s) of the whole flowering plant(s) with its/their habitat spot. Plus a cropped vertical composition.


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Orchis papilionacea(Butterfly orchid):

Description: Tubers globose. Stems 20-40cm, erect, with basal rosette of leaves and sheaths above. Leaves lanceolate to linear-lanceolate. Spike ovoid, lax, few-flowered, rarely cylindrical and rather dense. Bracts lanceolate, 3- to 4- veined, longer than ovary. Flowers purple, rarely red or brownish. All perianth-segments convergent into a helmet; outer 10-15(-18)mm, ovate-oblong, the inner similar. Inner perianth segment 12-16(-25) 12-16(-25)mm, undivided, unguiculate, suborbicular or obcordate, constricted at the base, rarely ovate-flabellate or obscurely 3-lobed. Spur deflexed, cylindrical, shorter than ovary.

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Both flowering orchids, large & small, in their natural habitat.