Barlia robertiana

Barlia robertiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Barlia
Species: B. robertiana
Binomial name
Barlia robertiana
(Loisel.) Greuter 1967

Barlia robertiana is a terrestrial orchid in the genus Barlia


Plant is found growing on grassy hillsides and woodland areas of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Balearic Islands, France, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Italy, Yugoslavia, the Aegean Islands, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey at elevations of 0 to 1100 meters


Plants bloom from winter to spring with several 3.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants should be grown a cool area with moderately bright light. Pot the plants in a well drain medium. Water regularly in the fall about every one to three days. Reduce watering during the summer.


Common name: Robert's Barlia


  1. Aceras longibracteata (Bivona) Rchb. fil. 1833
  2. Barlia longibractea (Bivona) Parlatore 1858
  3. Himantoglossum longibracteatum (Bivona) Schlechter 1914
  4. Himantoglossum robertianum (Loisel.) P.Delforge 1999
  5. Loroglossum longibracteatum (Bivona) Mori ?
  6. Orchis foliosa Masson ex Ker Gawl. 1819
  7. Orchis fragrans Ten. 1811
  8. . Orchis longebracteata F.W. Schmidt 1791
  9. Orchis longibracteata Bivona-Bernardi 1806
  10. *Orchis robertiana Loisel. 1807

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