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Anacamptis champagneuxii

Orchis de Champagneux

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Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

9-12 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

10-30 cm

Description

This smallish orchid is named after the French botanist Champagneux, 1774-1845. Formerly it was called Orchis champagneuxii, but with increased scientific knowledge and research during 2003, it was established that it belongs in the Anacamptis group.

Flowers

In general, the flower-spike has no more than 6 flowers. The lobes of the lip are strongly folded back. The sepals and petals form together a helmet and have dark purple, sometimes green, stripes. The spur is long and curving upwards. The bract is dark purple.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal rosette, oval, long, pointed, without spots.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing several tiny seeds.

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