Orchis galilaea (Bornm. & M.Schulze) Schltr. 1923 Photo by Ohadshiftan and courtesy of Terrestrial Orchid Gallery

FragrancePart Sun WarmCoolWinterSpring

Common Name The Galilea Orchis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan at elevations of 100 to 1130 meters in olive groves and scattered oak woodlands as a small to medium szied, warm to cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 8 basal, near erect to spreading, unmarked, pale green, shiny, lanceolate leaves and 1 to 3, smaller cauline leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, dense to near laxly 12 to 30 flowered, cylindrical inflorescence carrying musk-scented flowers that open from the apex towards the base

Synonyms Orchis punctulata subsp. galilaea (Bornm. & M.Schulze) So 1927; Orchis punctulata var. galilaea Bornm. & M.Schulze 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 2 1986 photo; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005

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