Serapias olbia Verg. 1908 SECTION Bilamellaria SUBSECTION Mediopetalae

Side View of Flower

Photos by Nicolas Helitas and his The Orchidees de France Website

Common Name The Olbia Serapias [an ancient town in southern France now known as Hyeres]

Flower Size

Found in Spain, France and northwestern Italy as a cold growing terrestrial that is a possible natural hybrid between S parviflora and S lingua that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Serapias cordigera subsp. olbia (Verg.) H.Sund. 1980; Serapias vomeracea var. olbia (Verg.) Schltr. 1927

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 4 193 to 256 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000;