Serapias perez-chiscanoi Acedo 1990 SECTION Bilamellaria SUBSECTION Mediopetalae Photo courtesy of J-M Lewin and the Orchids of France and Europe

S vomeracea Group

Common Name Perez-Chiscanoi's Serapias [Spanish Botanist Current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Spain and Portugal in damp meadows and degraded garrigue at elevations up to 400 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial orchid with a pale green stem carrying 3 to 7, erect, rarely spotted, sometimes curved, linear-lanceolte, chenneled-keeled leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 8" [20 cm] long, laxly few to several [3 to 13] flowered inflorescence, that has large bracts that almost cover the flowers which occur in the spring.

Synonyms Serapias cordigera subsp. leucoglottis Welw.1843; Serapias cordigera subvar. leucoglottis (Welw. ex Rchb.f.) E.G.Camus 1928; Serapias cordigera var. leucoglottis Welw. ex Rchb.f. 1851; Serapias perez-chiscanoi f. leucoglottis (Welw.) P.Delforge 2009; Serapias viridis Perez Chiscano 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as S viridis; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005