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Ophrys saratoi

Ophrys de la Drôme

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

lip 25-30 mm

Flowering months

May,

June

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

15-25 cm

Description

This orchid is a member of the Ophrys bertolonii group.

A tuberous perennial having enlarged underground structures for storage of nutrients.

Flowers

Sepals and petals are pink, the petals with a green central vein; the lip is a reddish-brown, dark, shaggy along the margin and with a short triangular tip. The speculum is centrally positioned and not connected to the sides.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal leaves are oval to long, wider in the middle, pointed; stem leaves narrow, pointing upwards.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule.

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