Limodorum trabutianum Battand.


Genus: Limodorum

Sinònims: Limodorum abortivum (L.) Sw. subsp. trabutianum (Batt.) Rouy

Catalan common name: Clavell bord.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca.

General distribution (Phytogeography): West Mediterranean

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Geophyte.

Habitats: Oakforest. Holm oak forest of the Serra de Tramuntana.

Characteristics: This a saprobic orchid, and so, the stem is not green but violet in colour, as no chlorophyll is present. The flowers emerge at the extreme of the stem, colour violet, and unlike Limodorum abortivum, have a very short spur, less than 3mm long. Lives in encinals, flowers from May to June.