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Neotinea maculata non maculata

Spotless Dense-flowered Orchid

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

4-6 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

10-30 cm

Description

Neotinia maculata non maculata is a tuberous perennial, very similar to Neotinea maculata except that the leaves bear no spots.

Tubers are underground enlarged structures used as storage organs for nutrients.

Garrigue, rocky places, road verges, mainly on calcareous soils.

Flowers

A dense, cylindrical spike of small flowers. The lip is very small, hardly noticeable with 3 lobes and purple spots.

Leaves

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

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with numerous seeds.

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