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Orchis pallens

Orchis pallens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchideae
SubTribe: Orchidinae
Genus: Orchis
Species: O. pallens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Orchis pallens
Linne 1771


Orchis pallens is a plant of the family Orchidaceae that is found in Europe.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the montane coniferous forest of Spain, France, Germany, Czechloslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with many 2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant with a foul scent which is usually present during the night.

CultureEdit

Plants prefer well-drained low-fertility soils and areas with partial shade. This species is cool to intermediate growing. Water regularly. Divide plant when flower fades.


NamingEdit

Common name:The Pale Orchis

SynonymsEdit

  1. Orchis pseudopallens K.Koch 1846
  2. Orchis sulphurea Sims 1825

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