Serapias carica (H.Baumann & Künkele) P.Delforge 1994 Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Photo Website


S lingua Group

Common Name The Carica Serapias [A region of Turkey]

Flower Size 1.5" [3.5 cm]

Found in the Aegean, Anatolia and Greece at elevations up to 400 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of 5 to 11, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, terminal, dark, ovoid, dense, often elongated, 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Serapias carica var. monantha P.Delforge 1999; *Serapias orientalis subsp. carica H.Baumann & Kunkele 1989; Serapias orientalis var. carica (H.Baumann & Künkele) P.Delforge 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East Delforge 2005