Serapias neglecta De Notaris 1844 SECTION Bilamellaria SUBSECTION Mediopetalae Photo courtesy of Th. Pain and the Orchids of France and Europe

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S vomeracea Group

Common Name The Neglected Serapias

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

Found in France, Italy, and the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily as a small sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial orchid of wet grasslands, olive groves, scrub and light pine forests at elevations below 600 meters with 2 ovoid tubers giving rise to 4 to 10, ovate to linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 12" [30 cm] long, laxly few [2 to 8] flowered inflorescence, that has large bracts that almost cover the flower occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Isias triloba De Not. 1844; Serapias apulica (H.Baumann & Künkele) P.Delforge 1990; Serapias cordigera Bertol. 1854; Serapias cordigera subsp. neglecta (De Notaris) Richter ?; Serapias cordigera var. neglecta (De Not.) Fiori & Paol. 1898; Serapias istriaca Perko 1998; Serapias neglecta subsp. apulica Landwehr 1977; Serapias neglecta subsp. istriaca (Perko) H.Baumann & R.Lorenz 2005; Serapias orientalis subsp. apulica H.Baumann & Künkele 1989; Serapias vomeracea subsp. istriaca (Perko) Kreutz 2004; Serapiastrum neglectum (De Not.) A.A.Eaton 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing column only; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 5 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 2 1984 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005

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